U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB) Program

Lending Institutions

Information for Federal Agencies and Lending Institutions

Individual Verification:

Check GSA's Debarment List for the Individual's Name

Federal agencies and lending institutions are required to check the GSA's System for Award Management (SAM) prior to making an award or conferring a benefit.

Important Note: The clearinghouse does not determine who is placed on the list. It simply places people on the list as provided by the sentencing courts.

Check Agency and Cause and Treatment Codes

Agency and Cause and Treatment codes are listed immediately following the individual's data. Contact the clearinghouse if the agency listed is DOJ, and the Cause and Treatment code is AA, BB, or FF. If the agency is not DOJ, refer to the Agency Contact List on the SAM web site for further instructions.

Complete Online Verification Request

Register and submit a verification request at https://dfb.bja.ojp.gov.

For assistance using the system, contact the clearinghouse at 866-288-4360. The clearinghouse is staffed Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Debarment List, contact the Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB)/Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (DPFD) Clearinghouse:

DFB/DPFD Clearinghouse
810 7th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 1-866-288-4360
Website: https://dfb.bja.ojp.gov

Date Created: December 22, 2019