‘It literally breaks you’: fight for denied NDIS support dominates 23-year-old’s final months

Many have been forced to close their books. Waiting times for an AAT decision have blown out.  “It’s more like civil litigation, going up against lawyers,” says Toby’s advocate, Belinda Horne, who notes she is not a trained lawyer. “Like if I had a broken arm, I could go to the doctor and show up. I don’t have to go to a solicitor.”

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Luke Henriques-Gomes

Source:
Guardian Australia

Date published:
Sat 7th May, 2022