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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification SUPMAN
SUPMAN 2 Superannuation maintenance message  

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This specification provides the definition of the Superannuation maintenance message (SUPMAN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
The Superannuation Maintenance Message is sent by a party to an organisation administering a superannuation scheme, to specify membership maintenance information about superannuation scheme members.

1.2 Field of application
The Superannuation maintenance message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

1.3 Principles
- A Superannuation Maintenance Message gives information about updates or reviews of superannuation scheme member details for retirement benefit purposes.

- The message may be used to provide information about a single member as well as multiple members employed by the same employer.

- The message structure is generalised by specifying several conditional segments and segment groups. Only a subset of the conditional segments may be needed to meet particular requirements. If necessary, specific subsets may be associated with the document/message name identification in the BGM segment or with other provided identifiers. Users intending to use the message should study the conditional segments and segment groups to decide which are necessary for their application.

- A Superannuation Maintenance Message may be sent by an employer, on behalf of an employer or any other authorised party.

- A Superannuation Maintenance Message is based on agreements between the parties.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
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