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:
Review the FIDM Program Handbook and the
Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM) Agreement Form.
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.
Decide which data match methodology you will use (all accounts or matched accounts).
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.
Identify contact person(s) who will be responsible for the FIDM program for your
financial institution. Share a copy of the FIDM Program Handbook
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.
Please sign and return the Agreement form to the following address:
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:
For information about the reimbursement policy, please call toll-free 1-866-646-7711.
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.