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Temporary Changes to claiming the cost of PPE including masks

29 July 2020

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS), Stuart Robert, has announced temporary changes to funding arrangements to allow NDIS participants in Victoria and New South Wales to claim the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks. 

Survey for NDIS participants about COVID-19 changes to the Scheme

3 July 2020

The NDIA is encouraging NDIS participants to take part in the new University of Melbourne survey about the changes we made to the NDIS in response to COVID-19. The survey gives participants, their families and carers a chance to share their experience of interacting with the NDIA and the Scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will also help us to understand how NDIS participants have found using telehealth to access allied health services.

June Data Reports released

3 July 2020

This week, the NDIA released the fifth set of NDIS data on the NDIS Data and Insights website. It includes a range of new and refreshed data, including detailed reports into Participant Outcomes and Family/Carer Outcomes.

Changes to NDIS Independent Advisory Council

2 July 2020

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, has announced the new and returning members of the Independent Advisory Council (IAC) from 1st  July 2020.

The Independent Advisory Council provides formal advice to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the governing body of the NDIS, on the most important issues affecting participants, carers and families.

NDIS Price Guide 2020-21

28 June 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the NDIS Price Guide for 2020-21 financial year, and the Support Catalogue, effective 1st July 2020.

The Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide, effective 1st July, is also now available.

 

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Information Pack

5 May 2020

The NDIA is developing information packs for NDIS participants, families, and carers to help during the CoronaVirus pandemic. These packs collate information that is often available in different places and pulls that information together into a single resource.

The first of these packs - Early Childhood Early Intervention for children aged 0 to 6 years old - is now available on the NDIS website.

 

 

What happens when?

25 March 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has published a new page called "What happens when."

This page answers questions such as:

  • What happens when I have a planning or plan review meeting booked
  • What happens when my plan is about to end
  • What happens when I need important changes made to my plan

COVID19 Updates

25 March 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is making some changes to the plan review process in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

If a participant has a scheduled plan review, the NDIA will contact them by phone or email to undertake their review.  

As part of this plan review process, a participant can discuss having a new plan in place for up to 24 months.

In addition, the NDIA will be making changes to NDIS systems over the weekend to make sure participants have the funding they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information

17 March 2020

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has set up a page with information and resources on the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) for Australians with disability and their families.

Please visit the AFDO website for more information on the CoronaVirus.  The CoronaVirus Information page will be updated as new information and resources become available. 

New NDIS Price Guide with Transport changes

25 February 2020

A new NDIS Price Guide with transport changes has just been published. 

The 2019-20 NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue went into effect 1 July. Information was added in late February 2020 to support the introduction of participant transport changes from 1 March 2020.

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