Reply To: Q2 – increase to number of days – ineligible claims


Hi Dawnie
STATS NIL_QUALIFIER is an income code that you should have been using for some time now to calculate your defective claims. The number of cases where you would still use “ineligible” is very, very small indeed.

What has happened is that a number of LAs (including yours by the looks of it) have not been using STATS NIL-QUALIFIER for their defective claims, but instead continued to use the “ineligible” field, thereby artificially lowering their BVPI figures. (Whether intentionally or by accident).

I am afraid the change in just stops that option and brings you in to line with how you should have been calculating it all along.