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Informal carer benefits cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term509178
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
Scope:Help on this termThis cluster may be applied to informal carers associated with clients of specialist disability services.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termBecause a carer can receive more than one type of benefit, and for more than one care recipient, all four items should be asked for each carer associated with a client.
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The information for this cluster may be collected by the following type of matrix question: 

Does the informal carer receive (select one response for each type of benefit):

Type of benefit Yes No Don't know
Carer Allowance (caring for a person 16 years or over)      
Carer Allowance (caring for a child under 16 years)      
Carer Payment (caring for a person 16 years or over)      
Carer Payment (caring for a child under 16 years)      

Comments:Help on this termThere are additional cash payments available to carers (such as Carer Supplement and Child Disability Assistance Payment), eligibility for which generally is receipt of Carer Payment and/or Carer Allowance; hence, these other payment types are not included in this cluster because they don't add substantively to the information collected by the two data elements included.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Informal carer—financial assistance type, carer benefit code NOptional1
-Informal carer—receipt of carer allowance or payment indicator, code NOptional1
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