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Person—government funding identifier, Centrelink customer reference number N(9)A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCentrelink customer reference number
Synonymous names:Help on this termCRN; Centrelink reference number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690579
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services, as represented by a identifier.

Data Element Concept:Person—government funding identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN(9)A
Maximum character length:Help on this term10

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) is a unique identifier assigned to people and certain organisations that have one or more recognised relationships with Centrelink. In most cases, these entities receive services provided by Centrelink. It is used by Centrelink as the primary key for a customer's record.

The CRN consists of nine digits and one alphabetic character, generated and validation by an internal Centrelink Algorithm.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

AS5017 Health Care Client Identification

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—government funding identifier, Centrelink customer reference number N(9)A Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 12/08/2008

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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