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Department of Veterans' Affairs file number identifier AAXXNNNN[A]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270686
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 29/11/2006
Definition:Help on this termA combination of alphanumeric characters that identify a Department of Veterans' Affairs customer.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAXXNNNN[A]
Maximum character length:Help on this term9

Collection and usage attributes

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1st character is the state code (an alphanumeric character) - N, V, Q, W, S or T for the appropriate state/territory. Australian Capital Territory is included in New South Wales (N) and Northern Territory with South Australia (S).

Next 7 characters are the file number, made up of:
War code + numeric digits, where:
if War code is 1 alphanumeric character, add 6 numeric characters (ANNNNNN)
if War code is 2 alphanumeric characters, add 5 numeric characters (AANNNNN)
if War code is 3 alphanumeric characters, add 4 numeric characters (AAANNNN)

9th character is the segment link (an alphanumeric character) which represent members related to the veteran. The alphanumeric code is generated in the order that cards are issued. For example A, B, C, D etc.

CAUTIONARY NOTE: For veterans the 9th character is left blank.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Department of Veterans' Affairs file number identifier AAXXNNNNA Health, Standard 29/11/2006, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—government funding identifier, Department of Veterans' Affairs file number AAXXNNNN[A] Health, Superseded 29/11/2006

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