Trial phase shows NDIS is working
The three-year NDIS trial phase finished with the scheme on time and on budget, a new report from the NDIA reveals.
In its last quarterly report before the full NDIS roll out began in July, the NDIA said $2.4 billion had been committed to help people with disability across the country, with 35,695 participants joining since July 2013.
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Every Australian Counts Andrew Gibson after speaking to thousands of people at NDIS information sessions during our Every Australian Counts roadshows.
Andrew says one the biggest concerns for people are about when the NDIS will come to them, what supports will be available and how their plans will be managed.
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“People are understandably anxious still about what the NDIS will mean for them because it’ such a huge change for so many people, and there are still some issues the NDIA is working it’s way though,” Andrew says.
“One question we do get asked is how the NDIS will affect Centrelink payment or Health Care Card. “In short it won’t, although you will no longer receive a mobility allowance, because transport will be included in your NDIS plan. And you get to keep your Health Care Card.
“People are also worried they will need to change services they are happy with. “There will be changes to how the services get paid, but the day-to-day reality of your support can stay the same. And if you do decide to change, you will not be left without support while this happens.
More from Every Australian Counts. Here are links to EAC Newsletters since the last report:
More from the NDIS. Here are two recent newsletters plus a Factsheet: