The NDIA appreciates the work of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, and welcomes evidence based insights and reviews, which ultimately help the NDIA deliver a better service to participants.
The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as 'Very Good' or 'Good' – its highest level since the trial phase.
The NDIA today announced a pilot which will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments, so that participants are able to access and use appropriate supports through the NDIS.
On 28 September 2018 The Australian published an article which included information about the profile of the National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA) expenditure. The NDIA is unable to reconcile the expense data provided in The Australian article. In the interest of transparency, the NDIA is providing the details of its operating costs to ensure the correct facts are on the record.
The NDIA takes all matters relating to participants experiences with the NDIS seriously. The NDIA is considering the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate's report in detail, and working to ensure the recommendations appropriately addressed, noting a number of these recommendations are being addressed through existing and ongoing work being undertaken by the Agency. The NDIA appreciates the important work the OPA does with and on behalf of participants, and welcomes evidence based insights and reviews. This feedback helps the NDIA deliver a better a service to participants.
The NDIS will deliver a better experience to participants thanks to improvements being rolled out from October.