What is the Death Master File (DMF)?

The Death Master File (DMF) is a crucial database maintained by the Social Security Administration (SSA), providing information about deceased individuals with social security numbers (SSNs), full names, date of birth and date of death.

The DMF plays a vital role in fraud prevention in various sectors, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and genealogical research.

The DMF contains over 102 million records. New deaths are added to the DMF on a weekly basis.