Missouri FIDM
 

General Information

Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Data Processing
Step 3: Methodology
Step 4: Responsibility
Step 5: Complete Your Agreement
Step 6: Mail in Your Agreement
Step 7: Reimbursement Option
Other Web Sites

FIDM personnel will work with financial institutions to conduct data matches and provide that data to the Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services to identify accounts of delinquent obligors.

This program will involve depository institutions, federal credit unions or state credit unions, benefit associations, insurance companies, safe deposit companies, money market funds or similar entities authorized to do business in the state.

Financial institutions will have the option of the Method 1: All Accounts Method, where financial institutions send information on all open accounts to the Missouri Financial Institution Data Match program, or the Method 2: Matched Accounts Method, where FIDM personnel will provide a delinquent obligor file to the financial institution and an internal match is conducted by the financial institution against its open accounts and a file of matched accounts is sent back to the Family Support Division.

The following steps detail the financial institution data match process:

Step 1: Materials

Review the FIDM Program Handbook and the Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM) Agreement Form.

To view these documents, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free software package.

Step 2: Data Processing

Decide if data match will be done by in-house data processing staff or a service provider. Share the FIDM Program Handbook with appropriate data processing personnel.

Step 3: Methodology

Decide which data match methodology you will use (all accounts or matched accounts).

Method One
Method Two

Decide which month and week of the calendar quarter you will transmit files or perform the data match and transmit files. The following table can be used as a guide for designating a reporting month and week.

  Months Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Month 1 January, April, July, October Days 1-7 Days 8-15 Days 16-22 Days >22
Month 2 February, May, August, November Days 1-7 Days 8-15 Days 16-22 Days >22
Month 3 March, June, September, December Days 1-7 Days 8-15 Days 16-22 Days >22
  • Example: If you select Month 1, Week 1, then your quarterly reporting dates will be: January 1-7, April 1-7, July 1-7, and October 1-7.

  • Example: If you select Month 2, Week 4, then your quarterly reporting dates will be: February 23-28/29, May 23-31, August 23-31, and November 23-30.

  • Example: If you select Month 3, week 3, then your quarterly reporting dates will be March 16-22, June 16-22, September 16-22, and December 16-22.
Step 4: Responsibility

Identify contact person(s) who will be responsible for the FIDM program for your financial institution. Share a copy of the FIDM Program Handbook with them.

Provide the requested information regarding the contact person(s) on Attachment A of the FIDM Agreement. Click here to download a copy of the FIDM Agreement.

Step 5: Complete Your Agreement

Customer Service representatives are available to assist you with any questions about the FIDM program or this Agreement between 8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time at toll-free 1-866-646-7711.

Step 6: Mail in Your Agreement

Please sign and return the Agreement form to the following address:

Missouri Financial Institution Data Match Program
PO Box 106100
Jefferson City, MO 65110-6100

Step 7: Reimbursement Option

The Family Support Division will reimburse financial institutions conducting the FIDM match actual costs incurred up to $75 per quarter. To date, many financial institutions have indicated a willingness to conduct matches at no cost due to the purpose of the law, which is to assure that children receive the financial support that they are due from their parents.

If your institution chooses to request reimbursement, submit an invoice to the following address:

Missouri Financial Institution Data Match Program
PO Box 106100
Jefferson City, MO 65110-6100

For information about the reimbursement policy, please call toll-free 1-866-646-7711.

 

Other informative websites

General information for financial institutions about the data match program can be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/financial-institutions

Data match specifications can be found on this website. The Missouri FIDM program will be using the same file layouts for Method 1: Data Specifications or Method 2: Data Specifications as the federal government has specified.