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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 1, Column A

Published: September 19, 2012
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

REPORT PERIOD

Definition: element identifies the month being reported. The month and year being reported. The report should include information about the families and children who actually received child care services during the reporting month, irrespective of when payment is made for those services.

Data Standards

Missing

Always required

Out of Range

Format YYYYMM:

1998 <= YYYY <= current year

01 <= MM <= 12

(for 1998, 04 <= MM <= 12)

Internal Inconsistency

This Element must be:

  • later than or equal to the date entered in Element 8 (Month/Year Child Care Assistance Started)
     
  • later than or equal to the date entered in Element 25 (Month/Year of Birth).

Field Size: 6

Format (YYYYMM): Number

Guidance: The four-digit year is listed first and the two-digit number representing the month follows. For example, if the report covers April 2000, this element would be "200004"