This section describes how to code bank data for international direct deposit (IDD)
of Title II benefits to a financial institution (FI) in Bulgaria.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) stores IDD bank data on the MBR in the same
fields used for United States (U.S.) direct deposit.
Special coding identifies the data as a Bulgaria direct deposit and allows us to route
benefit payments through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor
bank in Bulgaria 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, DIO) for processing.
For more detail on IDD requests and forwarding information, see
GN 02402.201 Background and Policy for Direct Deposit Outside the U.S.
GN 01702.310C Routing of Claims for U.S. Benefits Involving Totalization