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.
The NDIA has responded to concerns raised today in media, following a statement from disability organisations regarding the rollout of independent assessments this year, including releasing a joint submission with DSS to the Joint Standing Committee inquiry into Independent Assessments.
The NDIA is not cutting funding for support coordination, and it is incorrect to say funding is no longer available for support coordinators.
NDIS Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent assessments and provide feedback as part of a voluntary NDIA pilot resuming in late October. The pilot, postponed in March due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, will enable the Agency to make sure Independent Assessments meet the needs of a diverse range of NDIS participants, when they start in 2021.
The NDIA continues to take measures to protect NDIS participants from fraudulent activity. The Agency, with the assistance of the Australian Federal Police, today executed a search warrant at a Kellyville Ridge premises following complaints over the misuse of participant funding. A 37 year old woman is assisting with enquiries. The raid was part of an ongoing investigation by the NDIA’s Scheme Integrity Branch. This week’s action comes after recent activity from the NDIS Fraud Taskforce. Last month two people were jailed for a combined nine years after pleading guilty to committing fraud against the NDIS. A Sydney woman was...
We are deeply saddened by the passing of disability advocate, Sue Salthouse.