Purpose: To identify members or beneficiaries of the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) who have died.
Year commenced: 2009
Features: Data transferred every four weeks by CD.
BDM disclosure to GSF: BDM provides information from the Deaths Register covering the 12 weeks prior to the extraction date. The information includes full name at birth, full name at death, gender, birth date, death date, place of birth, and number of years lived in New Zealand (if not born in New Zealand).
|Records received for matching||30,501|
|Possible matches identified||9,333|
|Notices of adverse action sent||679|
|Information matching provision||Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration|
Act, 1995 s.78A
|Programme type||Confirming eligibility|
|Unique identifiers||BDM registration number|
Every four weeks BDM copy information from the Deaths Register covering the previous 12 weeks. The death extract includes full name at birth, full name at death, gender, birth date, death date, place of birth, and number of years lived in New Zealand (if not born in New Zealand). The data is encrypted and transferred to GSF on CD.
The BDM data is matched against member records upon first name, middle name(s), last name, date of birth and gender. If these fields all match against more than one record, or if they only partially match then the records are manually reviewed and further information may be sought. A letter is sent to the member (their estate) to ensure the match is not in error before pensions are stopped.
|Records received for matching||12,013||33,356||30,650|
|Possible matches identified||3,517||9,540||9,009|