In response to hearings at the Joint Standing Committee inquiry into independent assessments on Tuesday 27 April, the NDIA would like to reassure and provide more information to participants, their families and carers.
In response to hearings at the Joint Standing Committee inquiry into independent assessments, which began on Friday 23 April, the NDIA would like to reassure and provide more information to participants, their families and carers.
Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds say the arrests of six people in relation to alleged fraud against the NDIS shows the Government’s commitment to protecting the Scheme.
The NDIA has released new operational guidelines and a statement of the underlying principles used to develop participant plans, as part of a number of significant improvements being made to the NDIS. NDIA CEO, Martin Hoffman said the guidelines will give NDIS participants clearer information about creating and using NDIS plans, to ensure they can make best use of their NDIS funding. “We’ve heard from participants that the NDIS can be complex and unclear so we are committed to making the Scheme simpler and easier to use, ensuring that people can more easily access the supports they need,” Mr Hoffman...
The NDIA wishes to clarify information regarding Independent Assessments, and the ongoing Pilot program. In light of recent reports in the media it is important that our participants, families and carers, and the wider disability sector have the correct information.