IMS: Benefits Data Exchange Inquiry (BENDEX) Codes

BEN is the online BENDEX Benefits Inquiry.

To view this screen:

  1. Login to IMS
  2. Clear the screen
  3. Type BEN (space) and the social security number
  4. Press ‘Enter’

You can also access the screen by typing the following in IMS:

‘BEN (Space) and the Claim Account Number’

BENDEX Codes 1-14 provide identifying information regarding the Beneficiary

B01 – Process Date
Record Processing Date
B02 – FNAME
Beneficiary’s First Name
B03 – MI
Beneficiary’s Middle Initial
B04 – LNAME
Beneficiary’s Last Name
B05 – SFX
Suffix (JR, II)
B06 – SSN
Beneficiary’s Social Security Number
B07 – CLMNUMR
Beneficiary’s Social Security Claim Number (Claim Number under which the SSA Benefit is filed)
B08 – SEX
Beneficiary’s Sex Code M=Male or F=Female
B09 – BRTHDATE
Beneficiary’s Date of Birth
B11 – CITIZEN
Beneficiary’s Citizenship Country
B12 – CITPROOF
Beneficiary’s Proof of Citizenship
B13 – AGENCY
Agency Code
B14 – COMMCODE
Communication Code

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