TN 48 (02-13)
GN 02402.354 Coding Egyptian Bank Data on the Master Beneficiary Records (MBR)
This section describes how to code bank data for international direct deposit (IDD) of title II benefits to a financial institution in Egypt. Social Security Administration (SSA) stores bank data on the MBR in the same fields used for United States (U.S.) direct deposit. Special coding identifies the data as an Egyptian direct deposit and allows SSA to route benefit payments through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in Egypt to the beneficiary's financial institution (FI).
NOTE: U.S. domestic (i.e., non-border) field offices (FOs) should not attempt to process an IDD request for this country. U.S. domestic FOs must forward all appropriate information to the Office of Earnings and International Operations, Division of International Operations (OEIO, DIO) for processing (For more information on forwarding IDD information, see GN 02402.205C, GN 01010.255, and GN 01702.310C).
A. Where to obtain bank data
We receive requests to input bank data by mail, phone, or fax in the following formats:
a blank check,
an International Direct Deposit Signup Form (SSA-1199-OP33) for Egypt (see GN 02402.354G in this section), or
any documents that contains the required banking information.
NOTE: If upon receipt of the information, there are any discrepancies, follow instructions in GN 00203.020 and GN 02402.025.
B. Multi-country contract
The processing FI in Egypt will have a prefix of 66 at the beginning of the routing and transit number (RTN). The first letter of the depositor account number (DAN) field has the letter “P” assigned for Egypt.
C. Overview of IDD for Egypt
IDD payments sent to Egypt must be in Egyptian Pound accounts at local FIs. The beneficiary must provide complete information to the Embassy, Consulate or DIO for input. DIO will fax incomplete forms to the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) at U.S. Embassy or Consulate that serves that territory, to contact the beneficiary or FI for additional information.
D. Description of Egyptian direct deposit bank data
The data for coding IDD for Egypt will come from banks the FRBKC has determined can handle the IDD process. The FRBKC identified and listed the participating banks on the International Treasury Services (ITS.gov) website as part of the ITS help file. If you do not have access to ITS.gov, you should refer to the listing in GN 02402.354H to verify bank codes when processing direct deposit to Egyptian banks.
The IDD coding for Egyptian FIs consists of 26 characters including the country code of “P” for Egypt. The account number contains a:
nine-digit RTN 6600BBBBX: where 66 is the country code, positions three and four are zeroes, BBBB = four-digit bank code (which you should verify as correct by checking the ITS.gov help file for assistance or the listing in GN 02402.354G), X = check digit code; and
a 17-digit DAN PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: which consists of a one character country code of “P” for Egypt followed by a 16-digit account number.
On the SSA-1199 enrollment form, the bank code will be the first four digits. The 16-digit account number will follow.
NOTE: Account type when enrolling in International Treasury Services (ITS.gov) can be defaulted to checking if there is no indication of whether the account is a checking or a savings account.
E. Procedure for coding Egyptian routing and account numbers
The FRBKC relies on SSA to provide the complete bank data to ensure correct posting of payments to a customer’s account. If the information is incomplete, the FRBKC will reject the payment and return the funds to SSA. You can code bank data for Egypt through ITS.gov when establishing or changing IDD or use an SSA system (i.e., POS, MACADE, etc.). When using ITS.gov, bank data will post to the MBR within four business days.
1. Initial award processing
If you are working on an initial award, you must update ITS.gov using the bank account information prior to processing the award to ensure that the beneficiary will receive his or her payment. If the complete bank account information is not in ITS.gov when the payment processes, the payment will reject and return to SSA.
2. Adding or updating bank data using SSA systems
If you use an SSA system (i.e., POS, MACADE) to add or update bank data to an MBR, do not input the bank account information into ITS.gov as the information will transfer to ITS.gov on the next business day.
NOTE: If you are updating bank data within four business days of the current operational month (COM) cut-off date, use the procedure outlined below to code bank data to the MBR using an SSA system.
Are you coding an initial claim?
If yes, go to step 3.
If no, go to step 2.
Is the beneficiary's address on the MBR in a foreign country (PCOC = 8)?
If yes, go to step 3.
If no, STOP.
REASON: The MBR will not accept the IDD information.
To derive the 9-digit RTN for Egypt:
Start with 66 (the multi-country prefix SSA and FRBKC have designated to use for Egypt IDD).
Code the two filler zeros “00”.
Code the four-digit bank code based on FI name after verifying accuracy against either the ITS.gov help file or the listing in GN 02402.354G of Egyptian Bank Codes.
Code the check digit code of the RTN, which you will obtain through Title II Interactive Comps.
NOTE: The final digit is the U.S. check digit Code and is subject to change. Obtain check digit code through the Title II Interactive Comps from the Main Menus 07/Sub Menu 16.
Code the Type of Account as an “S” for savings or a “C” for checking. If no indicated account type, use a “C” for checking account.
For the first character of the DAN field, code a “P” followed by the 16-digit account number.
NOTE: SSA does not have IDD for U.S. dollar accounts in Egypt.
F. Example of coding Egyptian direct deposit
The customer provides us with a signup form for Egypt containing the following information:
Bank Name- Credit Agricole Egypt,
Bank Code - 1004 (based on SSA-1199 and confirmed after checking the listing in GN 02402.354G), and
Account Number – 1234567890123456.
1. Derive the RTN as follows:
Code the prefix of 66 (the multi-country prefix for Egypt);
Code the two filler zeros “00”;
Code the four-digit bank code of “1004” based on FI name (see the listing in GN 02402.354G of Egyptian bank codes);
Code the one-digit check code, which is 8 in this example (obtained from the Title II interactive Comps from the Main Menus 07/Sub Menu 16);
Code the type of account as a “C” for checking or an “S” for savings. If no indicated account type, use a “C” for checking.
2. Derive the DAN as follows:
The coder will obtain the following:
The coding in POS will reflect:
DIRECT DEPOSIT ROUTING TRANSIT NUMBER: 660010048
ACCOUNT TYPE (C/S): C
DEPOSITOR ACCOUNT NUMBER: P1234567890123456
CANCEL DIRECT DEPOSIT (Y):
DIRECT EXPRESS (Y):
The MBR will reflect the following information:
RTN-660010048 DAN- CP1234567890123456
NOTE: The C in the DAN means that the account is a checking account.
G. Exhibit of Form SSA-1199–OP33
International Direct Deposit Signup Form for Egypt
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H. Egyptian Bank Codes
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