The Australian Government is continuing to guarantee vital supports and services for Australians by investing in the world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme, the care and support workforce and myGov, as part of its plan to secure Australia’s recovery.
The NDIA today has released two new reports which provide key insights into supports provided to NDIS participants during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
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...