TN 88 (01-18)

GN 02402.361 Coding Jordan Bank Data on the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR)

A. Background for coding Jordan 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 Jordan. 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 Jordan direct deposit. This allows us to route benefit payments through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC) and the processor bank in Jordan 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;

  • International Direct Deposit Signup Form for Jordan SSA-1199-OP45; 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 in Jordan has a prefix of 66 at the beginning of the Routing Transit Number (RTN).

D. Overview of IDD for Jordan

IDD payments sent to Jordan must be in Jordanian Dinar (JOD) 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 Jordan.

The FBU contacts the beneficiary or FI for the additional information.

E. Description of Jordan direct deposit data

The data to code IDD for Jordan comes from the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) provided to the beneficiary by his or her FI.

The bank data on the MBR reflects 27 characters including the country code of J.

F. Procedure to code Jordan 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 Jordan (e.g. Modernized Claims System (MCS), Manual Adjustment Credit and Award Data Entry (MACADE)), you must go to to enter:

  • account ownership;

  • account type;

  • beneficiary address;

  • country;

  • enrollment status;

  • first and last name of the beneficiary;

  • IBAN;

  • payee indicator;

  • 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 (only letters);

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

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

  • last 3 three characters - branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office) (letters and digits).

2. Process initial award

Prior to processing an initial award, you must update with the bank account information to ensure that the beneficiary receives his or her payment. If the complete bank account information is not in when the payment processes, the payment rejects and returns to our agency.

3. Add or update bank data using SSA systems

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

  • update 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.





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.


Is the beneficiary's account a JOD account in Jordan? If no, STOP.

REASON: Beneficiaries in Jordan can only receive IDD payments in JOD accounts.

If yes, go to step 4


The RTN is 660000055 for all IDD to Jordan.

  • Multi-country prefix for Jordan IDD is “66”

  • U.S. check digit code for all IDD accounts in Jordan is “5” at the end of the RTN.

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


Code the account type:

  • “S” for savings, or

  • “C” for checking.

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


To code the Depositor Account Number (DAN) for Jordan,

code as follows:

  • “J” is designated for Jordan

  • 16 digits of the 18 digit Customer Account Number


You must take action on the same business day to enter all the information into listed in the introduction of GN 02402.361F in this section.

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

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

G. Example of coding Jordan bank data

The customer provides us with a signup form for Jordan containing the following information JO94CBJO0010000000000131000302

  • The first two characters of the IBAN are JO, which represents the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) country code.

  • The third and fourth characters of the IBAN are the IBAN check digit.

  • The fifth through eighth characters represent the bank identifier

  • The ninth through twelfth characters represent the branch identifier.

  • Never code the IBAN country code, check digit, bank identifier, or branch identifier to the MBR for Jordan.

  • The last 18 characters represent the customer account number.

1. Derive the RTN

Enter the information for the RTN:

  • Code the RTN of 660000055

  • 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 Jordan:

  1. 1. 

    J (for Jordan), and

  2. 2. 

    16 digits of the 18-digit account number 0000000001310003

a. The coder obtains the bank data:

  • RTN: 660000055

  • Checking

  • DAN: J0000000001310003

b. The coding in POS reflects the bank data



  • DEPOSITOR ACCOUNT NUMBER: J0000000001310003



c. The MBR reflects the bank data

  • RTN- 660000055

  • DAN- CJ0000000001310003

H. Jordan bank codes

For Jordan Bank Codes, see the provided chart of bank codes.

I. 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.

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

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