But what constitutes success in personalisation for large-scale policymaking? And are there ways to reduce delays in designing and reviewing individual plans as the scheme rolls out to meet its target of 460,000 NDIS participants by mid-2020?
In a survey of of economically disadvantaged people with a disability, 31% were not even aware of the NDIS. A further 41% had heard of the NDIS and were eligible but had not applied due to bureaucratic complexities.
The NDIS funding model does not work for regional and rural Australia. We need a much smarter, hybrid block funded version of the NDIS due to the negligible supply in this market. The ILC lacks the financial capacity to successfully address this issue at a systemic level.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal this week ruled in favour of a woman with multiple sclerosis who applied for sex therapy funding in her NDIS plan, but was refused by the National Disability Insurance Agency.
The Morrison government has already indicated the NDIA will appeal the ruling, which said the woman should receive $10,000 a year to fund her treatment.
For the first time, a person with a disability has won the right to have a sex therapist paid for under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), but advocates say the ruling does not go far enough.
Administrative appeals tribunal decisions reveal cases where claimants were rejected despite having what one advocate described as “reasonable” causes to decline treatment.
Lawyers are challenged by the difficulty of advising their clients regarding the NDIS. The issue becomes complicated where the NDIS supports costs to be repaid to the NDIS are not at all related to the compensable injury, but to a pre-existing disability, or are in part pre-existing and in part injury-related. The issue is further complicated where the damages for care are for gratuitous care, not paid care for the kinds of supports that may be provided by the NDIS.
Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten wants to know why so many senior personnel in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme are leaving their posts.
Bill Shorten has expressed concerns about instability in the National Disability Insurance Agency after it emerged several senior staff have departed the organisation in recent days.
Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme participants funding for a range of health services.
The NDIA have just released “Version 1.1” of the 2019/20 Price Guide with a note that it is subject to change. Here’s what’s been changed and clarified:
Males and people with higher incomes are more likely to benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) than other demographic groups are, according to a new report.
This digest has been prepared by the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University. It summarises a selection of recent AAT decisions about the NDIS and highlights overarching themes.
The new Price Guide release has been a bit like a dating experience. On the first date on Tuesday, the first impressions were great – some big price increases where they were sorely needed, a lot of long standing questions answered and some complex rules were simplified. NDIS news was excited. But the honeymoon period ended quickly – over the last week of getting to know this new guide, they’ve started to uncover some details we overlooked in our initial excitement. And it looks like they weren’t the only ones: the NDIA have already issued corrections to the initial release.
A push to decrease waiting times for children in the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been welcomed by advocates who warn there’s still a lot to do.