R-4100, Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange

Revision 12-2; Effective June 1, 2012

The Beneficiary and Earnings Data Exchange (BENDEX) is an automated data information exchange received from SSA. HHSC initiates the process by sending SSA a tape containing a person's identifying information. The BENDEX data is SSA's response. The data exchange is performed twice per month.

BENDEX data matches SSA recipient information against the TIERS information. Data matches include recipient's name, sex, date of birth, Social Security number, Social Security claim number and RSDI amount. Should there be a discrepancy in data, an ALERT will be generated for the individual case in the Task List Manager (TLM) and sent to the eligibility specialist for clearance.

At the time of SSA's annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), HHSC receives a BENDEX that is used to update RSDI amounts on all current cases.


R-4110 Social Security Administration Deceased Individual Report

Revision 12-3; Effective September 1, 2012

The Deceased Individual Report from SSA identifies individuals receiving benefits from both SSA and HHSC who have been reported as deceased to SSA. SSA provides the date of death reported to their agency.