TN 111 (08-18)

GN 02402.329 Coding Sint Maarten Bank Data for the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR)

A. Background for coding Sint Maarten bank data

This section describes how to code bank data for international direct deposit (IDD) of Title II benefits to a financial institution (FI) in Sint Maarten. We store IDD bank data on the MBR in the same fields used for U.S. direct deposit.

Special coding identifies the bank data as a Sint Maarten direct deposit. This allows us to route benefit payments through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in Sint Maarten to the beneficiary's local FI.

If you receive an IDD request in a U.S. domestic (i.e, non-border) field office (FO), forward all appropriate information to the Office of Earnings and International Operations, (OEIO), Division of International Operations (DIO) to process.

For detail on IDD requests and forwarding information, see:

  • GN 02402.201 Background and Policy for Direct Deposit Outside the U.S.

  • GN 02402.205, Direct Deposit Enrollment Outside the U.S.

  • GN 01010.255, Adjudication of Foreign Claims

  • GN 01702.310C Routing of Claims for U.S. Benefits Involving Totalization

B. How we receive IDD bank data

We receive requests to input bank data by mail, phone, or fax in the following formats:

  • Blank check;

  • SSA-1199 International Direct Deposit Signup Form for Sint Maarten; or

  • Any document that contains required banking information.

If you receive information with discrepancies, see the following instructions:

  • GN 00203.020 Identity of Claimants

  • GN 02402.025 Direct Deposit Post Entitlement Interview

C. Multi-country contract

The processing FI for Sint Maarten has a prefix of “70” at the beginning of the Routing Transit Number (RTN). The first letter of the Depositor Account Number (DAN) field has the letter “N” assigned for Sint Maarten.

D. Overview of IDD for Sint Maarten

IDD payments sent to Sint Maarten must be in Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG). The beneficiary must provide complete information to DIO or the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) for input. DIO faxes incomplete forms to the FBU that serves Sint Maarten. The FBU contacts the beneficiary or FI for additional information.

E. Description of Sint Maarten Bank Data

The data to code IDD for Sint Maarten comes from the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) provided to the beneficiary by his or her FI. The bank data on the MBR reflects 13 characters including the country code of N.

F. Policy for coding Sint Maarten bank data

The FRBKC relies on us to provide the complete bank data to ensure correct posting of payments to a customer’s account. If the information is incomplete, the FRBKC rejects the payment and returns the funds to us. When you use our system to establish or change IDD bank data for Sint Maarten (e.g. Modernized Claims System (MCS), Manual Adjustment Credit and Award Data Entry (MACADE)), you must go to ITS.gov to enter:

  • account ownership

  • account type;

  • beneficiary address;

  • beneficiary ID

  • country;

  • enrollment status;

  • first and last name of the beneficiary;

  • payee indicator;

  • International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

  • Society for Worldwide Internet Financial Telecommunication-Business Identifier Code (SWIFT-BIC).

1. Obtain Swift-BIC code from the FI

The SWIFT code contains a minimum of 8 characters, and a maximum of 11 characters:

  • first four characters - bank code (alpha only);

  • next two characters - ISO 3166-1 alpha 2 country code (alpha only);

  • next two characters - location code (alpha and numeric) (passive participants have "1" in the second character); and

  • last three characters - branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office) (alpha and numeric).

2. Process initial award

Prior to processing an initial award, you must update ITS.gov with the bank account information to ensure that the beneficiary receives his or her payment.

If the complete bank account information is not in ITS.gov when the payment processes, the payment rejects and returns to us.

3. Add or update bank data using our systems

When you add or update IDD bank data using our system (e.g. Post Entitlement Online System (POS), MACADE), you must:

  • update ITS.gov on the same day;

  • enter all POS direct deposit changes according to normal procedures;

  • use the chart in this section when you process within four business days of the current operational month (COM) cutoff date.

 

Step Action
1

Are you coding an initial claim?

If yes, go to step 3.

If no, go to step 2.

2

Is the beneficiary's address on the MBR in a foreign country (PCOC = 8)?

If no, STOP.

REASON: The MBR does not accept the IDD information unless the address is in a foreign country.

If yes, go to step 3.

3

Is the beneficiary's account an ANG account in Sint Maarten? If no, STOP

REASON: Beneficiaries in Sint Maarten can only receiveIDD payments in ANG accounts.

If yes go, go to step 4

 

4

The RTN is 700000070 for Sint Maarten . It contains the:

  • Multi-country prefix “70” for Sint Maarten IDD is

  • U.S. check digit code “0” for all IDD accounts in Sint Maarten (at the end of the RTN).

 

No need to obtain the check digit code from Title II Interactive Comps.

5

Code the account type:

  • “S” for savings, or

  • “C” for checking.

If the beneficiary does not indicate an account type, use a “C” for checking account.

6

To code the Depositor Account Number (DAN) for Sint Maarten, code:

  • N ” designated for Sint Maarten,

  • the 13 digit account number

7

You must take action on the same business day to enter all the information into ITS.gov as listed in the introduction of GN 02402.329F in this section.

You must access ITS.gov or ask a co-worker to update the required information into ITS.gov.

FRBKC rejects the payment and returns it to us when we do not send all required information.

G. Example- coding

The customer provides us with a signup form for Sint Maarten with the account number: 1234567890123

1. Derive the RTN:

Enter the information for the RTN.

  • Code the RTN of 700000070

  • Code the type of account as a “C” for Checking or an “S” for Savings. If no account type indicated, use a “C” for Checking.

2. Derive the DAN:

Code the DAN for Sint Maarten

  • Start with the country code of “N” designated for Sint Maarten; and

  • Code the 13-digit Customer Account Number “1234567890123”

a. You must obtain this information

  • RTN: 700000070

  • Checking

  • DAN: N1234567890123

b. The POS coding reflects this information

  • DIRECT DEPOSIT ROUTING TRANSIT NUMBER: 700000070

  • ACCOUNT TYPE (C/S): C

  • DEPOSITOR ACCOUNT NUMBER: N1234567890123

  • CANCEL DIRECT DEPOSIT (Y):

  • DIRECT EXPRESS (Y):

c. The MBR reflects this information

  • RTN: 700000070

  • DAN: CN1234567890123

H. References

  • GN 00203.020 Identity of Claimants

  • GN 01010.255 Adjudication of Foreign Claims

  • GN 01702.310C Routing of Claims for U.S. Benefits Involving Totalization

  • GN 02402.025 Direct Deposit Post Entitlement Interview

  • GN 02402.201 Background and Policy for Direct Deposit Outside the U.S.

  • GN 02402.205 Direct Deposit Enrollment Outside the U.S.

  • ITS.gov International Treasury Services (U.S. Treasury system)


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GN 02402.329 - Coding Sint Maarten Bank Data for the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) - 08/30/2018
Batch run: 08/30/2018
Rev:08/30/2018