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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:270686
Registration status:Health, Superseded 29/11/2006
Definition:A combination of alphanumeric characters that identify a Department of Veterans' Affairs customer.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:String
Maximum character length:9

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Department of Veterans' Affairs file number identifier AAXXNNNNA Health, Standard 29/11/2006, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed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:

Person—government funding identifier, Department of Veterans' Affairs file number AAXXNNNN[A] Health, Superseded 29/11/2006