Interface Transaction Standards: SIN Usability File
Disclaimer: RDSP issuers
The information contained on this page is technical in nature and is intended for Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Canada Disability Savings Grant (grant) and Canada Disability Savings Bond (bond) issuers. For general information, visit the RDSP section.
Consult this page frequently for newer versions. The following laws and regulations take precedence over information contained in InfoCapsules in the event of discrepancies:
- Income Tax Act
- Canada Disability Savings Act
- Canada Disability Savings Regulations
9.0 SIN Usability File
As part of ongoing efforts to ensure program integrity, the beneficiary and holder SIN information will be verified monthly with the SIR. As a result of this monthly SIN validation, certain beneficiary and holder SINs will be identified (flagged) by SIR as "SIN is not useable". As well, a beneficiary or holder SIN may have a status of “SIN is useable’. This is a result of SIR re-activating (un-flagging) a beneficiary or holder SIN.
In order to help issuers identify the usability of beneficiary and holder SINs, the CDSP system will be sending out a new file to issuers called the SIN Usability File (SUR) each month. This file will contain a new record type called the RT 921 - SIN usability record consisting of:
- A header record - type "001"
- A series of SIN usability records - type "921"
- A trailer record - type "999".
PURPOSE: The record type “921” reports SIN usability issues to the authorized agent.
|Data Element Name||Type Size||Trxn Posn||Description||Notes|
|Record Type||X(3)||1-3||"921" - SIN Usability|
|Issuer BN||X(15)||4-18||BN of the current issuer of the specimen plan/contract associated to the SIN|
|Transaction Date||X(8)||19-26||Date the record was written to this file.||YYYYMMDD|
|SIN||X(9)||27-35||Beneficiary or holder SIN|
|SIN Issue||X(1)||36||1- SIN is not usable
2- SIN is usable
3- Linked SIN
9.1 Type "921" Validation Rules
Because record type "921" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
- Date modified: