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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 2

Unique State Identifier

Published: March 28, 2016
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

Definition

A unique identifying number, up to fifteen characters in length, assigned by the State to the family receiving childcare assistance. States may use alphanumeric characters. This data element must be reported beginning with the October 2015 report. If a case does not have a Unique State Identifier, the data related to the case cannot be processed. If the State cannot develop a permanent Unique State Identifier that is used consistently over time, an interim identifier may be used (such as the Unique State Identifier currently reported in this data element). However, the State will be required to submit a footnote indicating that the Unique State Identifier is an interim identifier until such time the permanent identifier (i.e., an identifier that that is used consistently over time) is available.

Data Standards

Missing

Required

Out of Range

All alphanumeric characters allowed

Internal Inconsistency

  • No internal consistency standard

Field Size

15

Format

Enter the unique identifying number, up to fifteen characters in length, assigned by the State to the family receiving child care assistance.

Guidance

Report the unique identifier assigned by the State to the family receiving assistance. If identifier is less than fifteen digits, use leading zeros. For example, 19056 should be coded as 000000000019056.

Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016