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Official title: Monthly Validation of Social Insurance Numbers with the Social Insurance Registry - Record Type 920 - SIN Validation Report Record

Information Bulletin

Number:
CESP/PCEE-2007-003
Date:
December 4, 2007
Subject:
Notice #275 - Monthly Validation of Social Insurance Numbers with the Social Insurance Registry - Record Type 920 - SIN Validation Report Record

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform promoters of the upcoming addition of the new SIN Validation report (.SVR) file.

The following is the technical information regarding the SIN Validation Report Record:

Record Type "920" SIN Validation Report Record
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description Notes
Record Type 9(3) 1-3 "920" - SIN Validation Report
Promoter BN X(15) 4-18 BN of the current Promoter of the specimen plan ID
Specimen Plan ID 9(10) 19-28 Specimen Plan approval number Assigned by Canada Revenue Agency
Transaction Date 9(8) 29-36 Date the record was written to this file.
Beneficiary SIN 9(9) 37-45 Beneficiary SIN
SIN Issue X(1) 46 1 - SIN is not useable

2 - SIN is useable

3 - Linked SIN

SIN Issue explanation:

  1. SIN is not useable: The SIN has been flagged by SIR as not useable.
  2. SIN is useable: The SIN was previously flagged by SIR as not useable but is now considered useable.
  3. Linked SIN: The beneficiary SIN is no longer valid because the beneficiary was assigned a new SIN.

Note: This linked SIN information will also continue to be available in the .PRO file - RT 900 - Transaction Origin 5.

Enquiries

Questions on this Information Bulletin should be directed to the CESG Program by e-mail at cesp-pcee@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca, or by calling 1-888-276-3624.

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