TN 182 (01-21)

GN 02402.354 Coding Egyptian Bank Data on the Master Beneficiary Records (MBR)

A. Background for coding Egyptian 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 Cayman Islands. 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 an Egyptian direct deposit. This allows us to route benefit payments through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in Egypt 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 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-OP33 International Direct Deposit Signup Form for Egypt; or

  • Any document containing 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. Overview of IDD for Egypt

IDD payments sent to Egypt must be in Egyptian pound (EGP) accounts at local FIs. 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 that territory. The FBU contacts the beneficiary or FI for the additional information.

D. Description of Egyptian IDD bank data

The data to code IDD for Egypt comes from the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) provided to the beneficiary from his or her FI. The bank data on the MBR reflects 27 characters including the country code of P.

E. Procedure for coding Egyptian bank data

The FRBKC relies on us to provide 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 our agency.

You may establish or change IDD bank data for Qatar using an SSA system (e.g., Modernized Claims System (MCS), or Manual Adjustment Credit and Award Data Entry (MACADE)).

You must then go to to enter the following data:

  • account ownership;

  • account type;

  • beneficiary address;

  • beneficiary phone number;

  • country;

  • enrollment status;

  • first and last name of beneficiary;

  • bank name and address;

  • IBAN

  • payee indicator;

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

1. Process initial award

If you are working on an initial award, you must update 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 when the payment processes, the payment will reject and return to SSA.

2. Add or update 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 as the information will transfer to 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 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.


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 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 account type:

  • “S” for savings, or 

  • “C” for checking.

If the beneficiary does not indicate an 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 account number: EG380019000500000000263180002

  • The first character of IBAN is “EG,” represent the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) country code.

  • The third and fourth characters of the IBAN are the IBAN check digit. Never code the IBAN country code or check digit to the MBR.

  • The fifth through eight characters of the IBAN represents the bank code.

  • The ninth through twelve characters of the IBAN represents the branch code.

  • The last 17 digits of the IBAN represent the account number.

1. Derive the RTN:

  • 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:

The technician codes the DAN:

  • Start with country code “P” designated for Egypt; and

  • Code 16 digits of the 17-digit Account Number “0000000026318000”

The coder will obtain the following:

RTN: 660010048


DAN: P0000000026318000

The coding in POS will reflect:






The MBR will reflect the following information:

RTN-660010048 DAN- CP0000000026318000

NOTE: The C in the DAN means that the account is a checking account.

G. Exhibit of Form SSA-1199-OP33

To view this form click on: SSA-1199-OP33

H. Egyptian Bank Codes

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Batch run: 01/25/2021