NTIS LADMF Certification Required To
Access the SSA Death Master File Data
Bypass Bureaucracy & receive the DMF directly from us.
Regulations from the U.S. Government [ 15 CFR 1110.102 ] require that all entities who receive data from the Limited Access
Death Master File must be vetted and complete a certification questionnaire. If you do not need or want reports of death
as part of your processing this step is not necessary.
You can download the certification questionnaire by clicking the button on upper right of this document
"Application for DMF Certification". Once you have downloaded it and opened on your computer, most versions of Adobe Acrobat
will allow you to fill it in right on your computer prior to prior to signing and sending it off to us.
You do not need to do anything further, we will handle everything from that point on.
Final Rule Establishing Certification Program in Effect
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) established a certification program for those
seeking access to the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
(Pub. L. 113-67). Section 203 requires that NTIS charge fees sufficient to cover the costs associated with the certification program.
The final rule, which supersedes and replaces the interim final rule previously in effect, was published in the Federal Register
on June 1, 2016, and became effective November 28, 2016. The notice announcing the final rule may be viewed at
The certification program established under the final rule limits access to LADMF information to those persons certified under the program.
Certified persons, also called Subscribers, must have a legitimate fraud prevention interest, or have a
legitimate business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty in order to be certified under the program.