Federal police say they will hunt down offenders involved in “despicable” scams on people with disabilities, after busting an alleged organised crime syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania Limited (ECIA VIC/TAS) would like to ensure that people are aware that the NDIA releases comprehensive data analysis on a quarterly basis. Because of the value of this data, they have created a new section on the website for the benefit of members that will speedlink to each quarterly update.
Do disability-related choices translate to a boost in employment and, if not, how can the scheme be improved to promote this personal goal?
Victorians with a disability are stuck in hospital for more than three months after they are ready to be discharged due to Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
New analysis has revealed the extent of the delays being confronted by hospital patients who are either waiting for an approved NDIS plan, or who can’t access the services they need which would enable them to return home.
Garry Saville is now fighting for accountability and for the future of his disabled daughter, after an NDIS failure called “one of the worst” by a disability advocate. A simple renovation on his Elmhurst home for his wife Marilyn has turned into a nightmare.
We found that despite consultation with disability advocates and people with disability when the NDIS was being designed, it is not wholly delivering on its promise of “choice and control” for people with disability. Choice and control is far from the universal experience of the NDIS’s implementation and evaluation.
But disability advocates have concerns that those who may not fall into the first area of individual packages may not be getting enough support in mainstream services. There are also concerns that people with higher and quite complex support needs may not get support, as providers can now pick and choose who to service and state providers have dropped disability as a responsibility.
Wendy Arentz says she is proof the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can work if you can advocate for yourself. But Mrs Arentz was adamant that her success with the NDIS was dependent on her ability to explain the difference the assistance would make to her life.
The NDIS is the new way to provide support to people with disabilities in Australia. This resource gives an overview of the full scope of the program in an easy to read format.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released their latest quarterly report. Here are 7 key lessons from that report.
When Paul Fitzgerald built a house to retire in, he had no idea he would need to make it wheelchair-accessible by the time he moved in.
What is not mentioned in the justification behind the underspend is that many participants have money in their plans they haven’t been able to spend, which is then repurposed across the scheme.
The chief of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has resigned and some advocates are calling for the new chief executive officer to be a person with a disability, someone who has “lived experience”. Such a requirement is well intentioned but in my view there are good reasons to be cautious.
‘The NDIA [National Disability Insurance Agency] is an unwieldy bureaucracy and many people who would be eligible for NDIS funding face huge barriers even accessing, let alone navigating the scheme,’ he said.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor government would establish an NDIS Future Fund that acts as a “locked box” for funds allocated to the NDIS that were not used.