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Permanency code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term647881
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
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A code set representing the permanency of a medical condition.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
DPermanent diagnosed, treated, stabilised
PPermanent non diagnosed, treated, stabilised
MPermanent
RRecurring
TTemporary

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A condition is permanent if:

(a)  the condition has been fully diagnosed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner; and

(b)  the condition has been fully treated; and

(c) the condition has been fully stabilised; and

(d) the condition is more likely than not, in light of available evidence, to persist for more than 2 years.

'Diagnosed, treated and stabilised' is defined as:

  • a diagnosed condition is one that has been identified by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner by means of the person's symptoms and evidence has been provided to Centrelink
  •  a condition is considered treated where all reasonable treatment options have been explored and no new treatment will significantly improve the person's functional capacity.
  •  a condition is considered stabilised, for social security purposes, if all available treatment has been undertaken and a significant functional improvement leading to increased capacity to work is unlikely to occur within the next two years (with or without further treatment).
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Assessors will determine the impact of medical conditions identified as fully diagnosed, treated and stabilised (FDTS) in accordance with the Social Security Law for Disability Support Pension (DSP) eligibility, against the following additional FDTS categories:

  • at the time of assessment (FDTS baseline), if a job seeker's work capacity at the time of assessment, accounting only for the impact of FDTS medical condition/s, and
  • within two years with intervention (FDTS with intervention), if the job seeker's capacity that could be achieved with employment assistance and other interventions within the next two years, independently of an ongoing program of support, accounting only for the impact of FDTS medical conditions .
  • when the assessed work capacities against these categories is less than 15 hours per week, the Assessor will conduct an assessment of the fully diagnosed, treated and stabilised medical conditions under the Impairment Tables.

Dependent on the impairment ratings assigned, the Assessor may also be required to consider if the recipient has actively participated in a program of support.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Recipient—permanency of fifth medical condition, code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

Recipient—permanency of first medical condition, code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

Recipient—permanency of fourth medical condition, code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

Recipient—permanency of second medical condition, code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

Recipient—permanency of third medical condition, code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

Recipient—primary medical condition, permanency code A Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

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