If you want to have continued access to the Death Master File you need to file the certification form today- March 26, 2014. For those who are not certified under the Department of Commerce rules access the Death Master File (DMF), commercially known as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) access will be limited to those whose date of death is at three years or more. More information including the form may be accessed at: http://www.ntis.gov/products/ssa-dmf.aspx . There is a $200 processing fee.
The proposed interim rules for certification to access to the Death Master File has been published in the Federal Register. There is a 30 day comment period --all comments must be received no later than April 25, 2014 5 PM Eastern Time. To read the proposed interim rules go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-26/pdf/2014-06701.pdf
Comments may be submitted to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the Department of Commerce and sent to: John Hounsell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
Department of Commerce
Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee