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Multistate Financial Institution Data Match Election Form & Instructions

OMB 0970-0196

Published: February 17, 2015
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Other Private Partners, Financial Institutions
Federal Systems, Financial Institution Data Match

In 1998, legislation passed that simplified the process for financial institutions doing business in more than one state.  It authorized the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to operate the Multistate Financial Institution Data Match (MSFIDM) program, and enter into agreements with financial institutions to compare information about individuals who owe past-due child support with its account records.  OCSE then sends the matched records to the state child support agencies.

Financial institutions must use this form to either:

  • Elect to participate in and select the method they wish to use in the MSFIDM program
  • Indicate it does not wish to participate in the OCSE process

For more information, refer to the instructions on the form.  The form will serve as the official operational agreement with OCSE, once an authorized representative of your organization completes and signs it.