These appeals generally mean a person with disability has seen their funding package cut, a requested support has been denied or the agency has rejected their claim to join the scheme.
Rachael Thompson, an advocate at the Rights Information Advocacy Centre, said there was total confusion in the community.
“No one knows what’s going on,” Thompson said. “There doesn’t seem to be a particular theme, it’s just … they seem to be reducing, systemically, people’s plans.
“It’s seeming the NDIA are just choosing to ignore the recommendations from treating professionals, and only funding a quarter or half of what they’re requesting. People are being given explanations like, ‘It’s not value for money,’ [or] ‘We don’t have enough evidence.’”Read full story... (off-site)
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Luke Henriques-Gomes
- The Guardian