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The reason why a person presented to a SAAP agency in order to seek assistance, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Reasons for seeking SAAP assistance code N[N] ".
Data Type Number
Format N[N]
Maximum character length 2
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values Interpersonal relationships
2 Time out from family/other situation
3 Relationship/family breakdown
4 Interpersonal conflict
7 Sexual abuse
6 Domestic/family violence
5 Physical/emotional abuse
20 Gambling
23 Budgeting problems
24 Rent too high
21 Other financial difficulty
27 Overcrowding issues
25 Eviction/asked to leave
11 Emergency accommodation ended
26 Previous accommodation ended
28 Mental health issues
10 Problematic drug/alcohol/substance use
13 Psychiatric illness
29 Other health issues
Other reasons
30 Gay/lesbian/transgender issues
12 Recently left institution
14 Recent arrival to area with no means of support
15 Itinerant
88 Other
Supplementary Values 99 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

There may be more than one reason why a client seeks assistance. This data element is used to collect all of these reasons. While multiple options may be chosen for the presenting reason(s) (including that indicated as being the 'main' one), only one option may be chosen for the main presenting reason. However it is all one concept.

The presenting reason(s) is intended to focus on the reasons the client presented to the agency as opposed to the underlying reasons or causes that may have built up over a lifetime.


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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
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