Complaints about the national disability insurance scheme have increased again, driven by growing anger at delays within the agency handling the landmark reform.
because of delays in NDIS payments. From January 29 to February 4, the NDIS indicated 21,810 payments had been unsuccessful, and 14,086 of those were because the “claim amount was greater than the available service booking”.
The disability advocate will be appointed to safeguard the rights of people with disability and ensure South Australians get the support they are entitled to under the NDIS and will be part of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission.
States and territories have been urged to be “big-hearted” and ring-fence money not just for the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme but also for local programs slated for closure, amid fears the world-leading project will fail without them.
There are gaps starting to appear in the NDIS and we fear they will widen as the scheme is implemented.
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A First Peoples advocacy group has called for an overhaul of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to better accommodate Indigenous people, after a study found ill-health and disability were driving psychological distress in older Indigenous Australians.
Tracy Roberts cannot leave the house on her own but her plea for a motorised wheelchair and support goes unheeded
The 33-year-old single mother cannot leave the house on her own because she doesn’t have the strength or stamina to maneuver her borrowed wheelchair, which is too small and leaves her in constant pain, and she desperately needs a motorised wheelchair to give her some independence.
But the NDIS has declared she is not disabled and is ineligible for a wheelchair and the support services she previously relied on.
Early work to create the National Disability Insurance Scheme didn’t pay enough attention to the structural adjustment it would involve for disability service providers, its inaugural board chairman has said.
Those with a psychosocial disability are having significant difficulty accessing the scheme, University of Sydney study finds