Death Master File (DMF)

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Death Master File (DMF)'

Also known as Social Security Death Index. A list of people whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration since 1962. By definition, the Death Master File only contains death data of people who had Social Security numbers. It's used in clinical studies, as well as by insurance and financial firms, and by government agencies. The data can be found here and here.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Death Master File (DMF)'

The information on the list includes the person's name, death date, Social Security Number (SSN), and whether death was verified and a death certificate issued. Currently, there are over 80 million deaths recorded in the file.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Basket Retention

    An insurance policy that covers exposures to several different ...
  2. Counsel Selection Provision

    A liability insurance provision that allows the policyholder ...
  3. Computer Crime Insurance

    An insurance policy that provides protection from crimes committed ...
  4. Credibility Theory

    Tools, policies, and procedures used by actuaries when examining ...
  5. Gross Profits Insurance

    A type of business interruption insurance that provides funds ...
  6. Credentialing Liability

    Liabilities that a hospital or medical facility faces for the ...
Related Articles
  1. Insurance

    Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

    Learn about the several potential problems involved with obtaining life insurance through your employer.
  2. Retirement

    Longevity Insurance for a Comfortable Retirement

    Don't face a retirement that goes on long after your money runs out. Longevity insurance guarantees you income once you reach age 85.
  3. Home & Auto

    How To Get Rid Of Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private mortgage insurance benefits the lender (the sole beneficiary of PMI), but it can add a sizable chunk to your monthly house payment.
  4. Retirement

    Will My Pension Impact My Social Security Benefits?

    So you're eligible for a pension, and you're eligible for social security. And the question is, will that pension impact your social security benefit?
  5. Retirement

    Retiring In the Philippines? Try These Top Cities

    Four cities in different regions of the Philippines that offer a range of activities and settings, along with good healthcare and a lively expat community.
  6. Retirement

    Are annuities for seniors only?

    Understand the benefits of investing in annuities at a younger age and how fixed or variable annuities might benefit the investor depending on risk tolerance.
  7. Retirement

    What is a longevity annuity?

    Understand all the characteristics of a longevity annuity contract, the purpose of a longevity annuity and what type of investor it appeals to.
  8. Insurance

    How do I determine the face value of a life insurance policy?

    Read about how to determined the face value for any life insurance policy, and see what circumstances can trigger a change in face value.
  9. Retirement

    How can I avoid paying taxes on my Social Security income?

    Learn how to calculate the percentage of Social Security income benefits that may be taxable, and discover strategies to reduce total taxes paid.
  10. Retirement

    What are the typical durations for a certificate of deposit?

    Investing in a certificate of deposit offers individuals the ability to earn interest on idle funds with less risk than stock or bond investments.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Command Economy

    A system where the government, rather than the free market, determines what goods should be produced, how much should be ...
  2. Prospectus

    A formal legal document, which is required by and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that provides details ...
  3. Treasury Bond - T-Bond

    A marketable, fixed-interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years. Treasury bonds make interest ...
  4. Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance

    Financial protection against damage caused to property by winter weather specifically, damage caused if a roof caves in because ...
  5. Weather Insurance

    A type of protection against a financial loss that may be incurred because of rain, snow, storms, wind, fog, undesirable ...
  6. Portfolio Turnover

    A measure of how frequently assets within a fund are bought and sold by the managers. Portfolio turnover is calculated by ...
Trading Center