Interface Transaction Standards : Contract Status File

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10.0 Contract Status File

The Contract Status File reports contract status information, as well as Episodic DTC and SDSP elections. Record type "951" relates contracts for which a request to register or transfer has been submitted in the current reporting period. The same record type is also used to report status updates occurring in relation to contract registration requests submitted in earlier periods. Record type "952" communicates Episodic DTC elections established in the current period or modified from earlier periods. Similarly, record type "953" reports SDSP elections established in the current period or updated from earlier periods.

The Contract Status File consists of:

  • A header record – type "001";
  • A series of contract status report records - type "951";
  • Episodic DTC Election records – type "952";
  • SDSP Election records – type "953";
  • A trailer record – type "999".

PURPOSE: To inform the authorized agent of the status of contracts resulting from registration requests submitted in the period, transfers between contracts or updates to such information as DTC eligibility, residency and consent. The intent is, furthermore, to inform of the recording in the CDSP system of new or updated Episodic DTC elections as well as new or updated SDSP elections.

REQUIREMENTS: None.

10.1 Record Type "951" – Contract Status

This record type is used to report contract status information to the authorized agent.

Record Type "951"
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description Notes
Record Type  X(3) 1-3 "951" - Contract Status  
Issuer BN  X(15) 4-18 BN of issuer  
Specimen Plan  X(7) 19-25   Assigned by CRA
Filler X(3) 26-28    
Contract X(15) 29-43    
Current Contract Status X(2) 44-45 '01' Pending
'02' Registration confirmed
'03' De-Registered
'04' Nullified
'05' Closed
'99' Rejected
 
Contract Information passes transaction validation X(1) 46-46 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
 
Contract information passes 60 day rule X(1) 47-47 Discontinued  
Contract information contains Minimum Information Requirements X(1) 48-48 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated. 
 
Beneficiary SIN passes Identity Validation at SIR X(1) 49-49 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Holder(s) SIN passes Identity Validation at SIR X(1) 50-50 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Current contract is Waiting for a Transfer to occur X(1) 51-51 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Beneficiary Passes Residency validation at Contract Signature Date X(1) 52-52 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Beneficiary Passes DTC eligibility validation at Contract Signature Date X(1) 53-53 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Beneficiary SIN is Usable at Contract Signature Date X(1) 54-54 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Holder(s) SIN is Usable at Contract Signature Date X(1) 55-55 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Remaining Balance on Contract X(1) 56-56 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
Reported on closed contracts.
Current Reason for Change of Contract Status X(2) 57-58 01 -Unresolved Transfer
02 -More than 365 days from contract signature date
03 -DTC is No
04 -DTC is Yes
05 -Residency is No
06 -Residency is Yes
07 -Residency Reinstated
08 - ITA Violation
09 - ESDC Request
10 -Contract Closure Request
11 -Contract Registration Request.
 
Current Transfer Status X(1) 59-59 Blank - No transfer action
1 -Awaiting Transfer
2 -Transfer cancelled
3 -Transfer resolved.
 
Current Residency Eligibility Of Beneficiary X(1) 60-60 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
'U' = Undetermined
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Current DTC Eligibility Of Beneficiary X(1) 61-61 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
'U' = Undetermined
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Current beneficiary SIN Usability X(1) 62-62 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Current Holder(s) SIN Usability X(1) 63-63 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
 
Contract Registration – Retirement Savings Rollover Compliant X(1) 64-64 'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.
Applicable only in a transfer situation.
Contract Registration – Education Savings Rollover Compliant X(1) 65-65

'Y' = Yes
'N' = No
Blank = Not evaluated.

Applicable only in a transfer situation.

NOTE: Contract registration information will not be reported in the record type "951" - Contract Status File under the following circumstances:

  • the contract component (RT 101-01) is missing
  • the contract ID and/or Specimen Plan ID are omitted from the contract component (RT 101-01)

10.1.1 Record Type "951" Validation Rules

Record type "951" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.

10.2 Record Type "952" – Episodic DTC Election

Record type "952" relates to the authorized agent cases of new or updated DTC Episodic Election periods established in the CDSP system.

Implementation Date – January 2014

Record Type "952"
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description Notes
Record Type  X(3) 1-3 "952" - Episodic DTC Election  
Issuer BN X(15) 4-18 BN of issuer  
Issuer Transaction Number X(15) 19-33 Unique identifier assigned to each transaction by the issuer.  
Transaction Origin X(2) 34-35

Indicates origin of transaction.
‘01’- Issuer Initiated
‘03’ - CDSP system initiated
‘04’ - CRA-BPD DTC update
‘12’ - Reversal due to CRA-RPD update – contract nullified

 
Original Issuer BN X(15) 36-50 Issuer BN under which the transaction was reported  
Specimen Plan X(7) 51-57   Assigned by CRA
Contract number X(15) 58-72    
Election Period Start Date X(8) 73-80

The date on which the Election periods begins as established by the CDSP system.

YYYYMMDD

Blank, when an Reversal
Election Period End Date X(8) 81-88 The date on which the election period expires as established by the CDSP system.

YYYYMMDD

Blank, when a Reversal
Filler X(412) 89-500    

NOTE: "952" – Episodic DTC Election records will be reported under the following circumstances:

  1. An Episodic DTC Election (501-01) or an Episodic DTC Election Reversal (501-02) transaction has been processed successfully;
  2. An Episodic DTC Election has been amended as a result of the update, by CRA, of the beneficiary DTC profile;
  3. The election is removed due to a contract nullification procedure initiated by CRA-RPD.

10.2.1 Record Type "952" Validation Rules

Since record type "952" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.

10.3 Record Type "953" – SDSP Election

Record type "953" informs the authorized agent of new or updated SDSP Elections recorded in the CDSP system.

Implementation Date – January 2014

Record Type "953"
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description Notes
Record Type  X(3) 1-3 "953" - SDSP Election  
Issuer BN X(15) 4-18 BN of issuer  
Transaction Number X(15) 19-33 Issuer transaction number as reported.  
Transaction Origin X(2) 34-35

Indicates origin of transaction.
‘01’ - Issuer Initiated
‘03’ - CDSP system initiated
‘12’ - Reversal due to CRA-RPD update – contract nullified

 
Original Issuer BN X(15) 36-50 Issuer BN under which the transaction was reported  
Specimen Plan X(7) 51-57 Specimen plan approval number as reported Assigned by CRA
Contract number X(15) 58-72 Contract number as reported  
Election Period Start Date X(8) 73-80 The date the SDSP Election transaction was received by the CDSP system.

YYYYMMDD

Blank, when a reversal
Election Period End Date X(8) 81-88 The date on which the SDSP Election period expires

YYYYMMDD

Blank
Filler X(412) 89-500    

NOTE: "953" – SDSP Election records will be reported under the following circumstances:

  1. An SDSP Election (501-03) or an SDSP Election Reversal transaction (501-04) has been processed successfully;
  2. An SDSP Election is removed due to a contract nullification procedure initiated by CRA-RPD.

10.3.1 Record Type "953" Validation Rules

Since record type "952" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.

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