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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 17

Published: September 19, 2012
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801
Element #17
CHILD SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Definition: The only unique identifier of the dependent child receiving child care assistance that remains constant, regardless of residence.

Data Standards:

Missing

Optional

Out of Range

All characters allowed

Internal Inconsistency

NoneBefore Oct 2000: If the answer to Element 5 = 9, then Element 3 (Head of Household SSN) must equal Element 16 (Child SSN).

Oct 2000 and after: No internal consistency standard.

Field Size: 9

Format (NNNNNNNNN): Alphanumeric

Guidance: The social security number uniquely identifies the child and specifies demographic service elements of children receiving care. Enter the nine digit Social Security Number of the child. It is recommended that if there is a unique identifer less than or equal to 9 characters for the child, then include it.