What we know about the NDIS cuts, and what they’ll mean for people with disability and their families

There has also been a large increase in the number of people disputing these decisions. Between July 2021 and January 2022, an extra 1,423 people with disability have asked the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review, a 400% increase in people disputing their NDIS plan.

Not only do these disputes take time and effort on the part of the individuals contesting plans, but the NDIA also spends a lot on external legal firms to represent them at these reviews. In 2020-21 we saw a 30% increase in spending on legal firms, bringing this amount to $17.3 million.

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Helen Dickinson and Anne Kavanagh

Source:
The Conversation

Date published:
Mon 28th Mar, 2022