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Office of Child Support and Enforcement (OCSE) Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) - DRLIF & ESKARI

Metadata Updated: March 11, 2023

The Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) provides the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) with information for child support purposes, pertaining to parents for whom state child support agencies have requested FPLS conduct a locate. As part of FPLS this process contains two distinct exchanges, the Direct Request Locator Information File (DRLIF) and Earnings System Keyed Applications for SSN Registration Identification (ESKARI). In the DRLIF process, on a daily basis, OCSE submits a finder file of known SSNs to SSA to identify employer address information for up to ten recent employers the person has been employed by over the past four years as well as wage amounts. In the ESKARI process, on a daily basis OCSE submits finder files of unknown SSNs to SSA in order to identify the SSNs which will then be recycled back into the DRLIF process for normal processing.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1D

Metadata Source

Harvested from SSA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2023
Publisher Social Security Administration
Identifier US-GOV-SSA-677
Data Last Modified R/P1D
Rights The data contained in this data exchange is restricted due to sensitivity and/or privacy issues. If you would like more information on a data exchange with SSA please visit the following web site
Public Access Level restricted public
Data Update Frequency R/P1D
Bureau Code 016:00
Schema Version
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Harvest Source Title SSA JSON
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 016:000
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7424b269534143d6734f2d6433cd276f30e88ba6
Source Schema Version 1.1
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