Because of the complexities of Swedish banking, the Swedish FIs sometimes delete essential
digits from the bank data or include digits that are not used for electronic funds
transfer. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Norway is experienced in reviewing the
data for possible errors and contacting the FI if there is a question. Therefore,
all Swedish IDD coding will be done or reviewed by the FBU in Oslo, Norway.
This section describes how to code bank data for direct deposit of Title II benefits
to a bank in Sweden. The bank data will be stored on the MBR in the same fields as
are used for U.S. direct deposit. Special coding identifies the data as Swedish IDD
and allows benefit payments to route through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
(FRBKC) and the processor bank in Sweden to the beneficiary's FI.
The data for coding Swedish IDD may come from a signup form for Sweden (see GN 02402.308E.) or from the equivalent information received by mail, phone, fax, or E-mail.
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).