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The date on which assistance was requested.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Date DDMMYYYY ".
Data Type Date/Time
Maximum character length 8


Guide for use:
This metadata item should always be recorded as an 8-digit valid date comprising day, month and year. Year should always be recorded in its full 4-digit format. For days and months with a numeric value of less than 10, zeros should be used to ensure that the date contains the required 8 digits. For example if a person requested assistance from an agency on 1 July 2000 the Date assistance requested should be recorded as 01072000 as specified in the representational layout.


Service provision and planning:

This item can be useful for measuring the immediacy of response times and the responsiveness to people’s requests for assistance (in conjunction with the date the assistance commenced and the reason assistance was requested). It also has important uses in measuring actual assistance provided and unmet demand.

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished

A request does not necessarily result in provision of a service.


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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 3
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0