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Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUrgency of requested assistance
METeOR identifier:Help on this term400421
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2010
Definition:Help on this termThe time period within which a person requires the assistance which has been requested, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termProvides an indication of the urgency of need for people requesting services.
Data Element Concept:Person—urgency of requested assistance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Within 24 hours
2Between 24 and 48 hours
3In 3-4 days
4In 5-6 days
5In 7-14 days
6In more than two weeks
7Don't know/not sure
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If a person does not know or is unsure as to when they may need assistance select the code 7 'Don't know/unsure'.

Immediately is covered in code 1 'Within 24 hours'.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'How long is it until you need assistance from this agency?'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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