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Assistance received

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327202
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 03/07/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
Context:Help on this termThis is important for client centred collections. It may be used to measure the amounts and nature of assistance that are received directly by clients, which can be used to help assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of programs.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThis is a client centred measure of amounts of assistance. This is not necessarily the same as an agency's total outlay to a particular client as it does not include administration costs, travel time for service providers, etc.

For example, a client that receives meals from a meals on wheels service. In this instance only that which is directly received by the client is recorded (i.e. the number of meals). The administration costs of providing this service, the costs of making the meal and the time and costs of the person delivering the meal are not included in the amount of assistance received.

This is only a measure of money, time or quantity of goods or services directly received by clients. It will not accrue to give a total of assistance provided on an agency basis (in terms of money, time or quantity of goods or services). Therefore it should not be used for National Accounts reporting.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Home and Community Care (HACC) Data Dictionary Version 1.0, 1998.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Assistance received, version 1, DEC, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.8 KB)

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Community service event Community Services (retired), Retired 04/04/2006

Home purchase assistance DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 20/08/2017

Private rent assistance DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Service event—assistance received date Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Service event—assistance received date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

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