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Page Posted: 06/02/2014

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Link to Chapter 5 - Client Data Elements PDF

5. Client Data Elements

The following pages provide information on the coding conventions and reporting guidelines for each data element report in the client information data set.

Use the code “Unknown” sparingly. Make sure to search for the most recent available status within the 30 day (or up to the 6-month window) around the start date and anniversary date before assigning the code “Unknown.”

Field Number, Field Length, Field Type, and Format are text file specification provided for agency choosing to upload batch text files. For additional information regarding batch files, refer to section “5.2.1 Record Layout.”

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