Recipient—youngest regular care child date of birth, MMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Youngest Regular Care Child date of birth
METeOR identifier:660538
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

The date of birth of the youngest child for which a recipient has regular care, expressed as MMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Recipient—youngest regular care child date of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Maximum character length:6

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes


Regular care is defined as care provided by the recipient to a child between 14% and 34% of the time. This is between 52 and 127 nights a year, or 2 to 4 nights of care a fortnight.

Recipients with regular care children are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Rent Assistance.

Where a recipient who is paying child support payments also has regular care of a child, the child support payments are adjusted to acknowledge that the recipient directly contributes to the costs of raising the child through regular care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

 Australian Government Department of Social Services

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Children Cluster Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

DSS specific attributes +