NDIS - Eligibility and reasonable and necessary support

At its meeting on 25 July 2012 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) discussed a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and proposals from the Select Council on Disability Reform for how eligibility and reasonable and necessary support under an NDIS might be defined.

As it stated in the communiqué from its meeting on 25 July 2012, COAG wanted people with disability, their families and carers, the workforce and disability sector and peak bodies to have a chance to comment on the proposed approach to eligibility and reasonable and necessary support under an NDIS. Your feedback will help identify if the statements make sense, or if they need to be changed before they are finalised.

A document has been produced to support this process.  It outlines what the Productivity Commission said about eligibility and reasonable and necessary support, the proposed draft definitions, and poses questions which people might find useful to focus their feedback.
To ensure that your feedback is considered in the further development of these descriptions your response is required by COB 28 September 2012.  You can provide feedback via:

·           your state/territory based NDIS Advisory/Reference Groups;

·           the National Disability and Carer Alliance Engagement project;

·           the NDIS ‘Your Say’ online forum (www.ndis.gov.au); or NDISenquiries@fahcsia.gov.au

Feedback will be used to refine these statements before they are finalised and turned into laws, information materials, policies, and practices that will be needed to start an NDIS in 2013. You can access the full document here. 

Article Posted:

Monday, 03 September 2012