Disability packet (VET)

Version Details

Version
1.00
Years
2021

The disability packet is used to report additional disability codes (E615) for a student and changes through time to a student’s disabilities. The first disability code (E615) for a student is reported as part of the student packet. A provider may create as many additional disability packets as necessary to add disability codes (E615) for a student or to report effective dates (E609 and E610) that may apply to a student’s disability. When the first disability code (E615) is reported for a student in a student packet, a disability effective from date (E609) is automatically generated based on the date the student packet was first reported. Providers may amend this date.

Scope

Providers are required to report a disability packet only when a student within the scope of the student packet notifies the provider that:

  • they have a disability but this was not reported through the original student packet
  • they have two or more disabilities, or
  • there has been a change to their disability status.

Structure and reporting requirement

Element Name Reporting requirement Deadline
*E615 Disability code Required if the student has more than one disability Within 14 days of the first census date for the student or 7 days of a the student advising of a disability
*E609 Disability effective from date Required if the student has more than one disability Within 14 days of the first census date for the student or 7 days of a the student advising of a disability
E610 Disability effective to date Required if the student advises the provider that a disability has ended Within 7 days of a student advising that the disability has ceased

*These elements must be reported together when a new disability packet is created

Uniqueness

Each disability packet must have a value for the disability code (E615) that is unique to the student on any given date, as determined by disability effective dates (E609 and E610).

Revising data

A provider can update or correct any data already in a disability packet after the initial packet is reported as per the following table.

Element Revisions required
E615: Disability code Corrections only
E609: Disability effective from date Corrections only
E610: Disability effective to date Update to current value

TCSI Data Entry file upload

Templates for TCSI Data Entry are available on the VET Student Loans file templates page.