We know independent assessments are a big change for people applying to access the NDIS, and for existing participants. And we understand that change can create uncertainty.
That’s why the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced independent assessments will be introduced in 2021 now. We want to give applicants to the NDIS, existing participants and the disability community time to prepare for the introduction of independent assessments.
We are committed to working with participants, their families and carers, peak bodies, disability organisations and peer and family networks between now and the start of independent assessments, to make sure they work effectively for participants.
We’re already hearing from participants and the disability community about what they’d like to know about the introduction of independent assessments.
We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.