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Consultation Papers – Have your say!

Also this week, the Agency released a media release, along with three consultation papers. It’s important that people with disability and their families/carers, along with the wider disability sector has a say on these papers. 

You can have your say on these papers by making a submission in writing, by audio or video.  Submissions close at 10.00am (ADST) on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

The Consultation papers have questions that you can respond to.  You can answer all of the questions in each consultation paper, or just a few of the questions.  You can find more information on how to make a submission on the NDIS website

The consultation papers include:

  1. Access and eligibility policy for Independent Asessments

The NDIA is interested in hearing your views on:

  • How independent assessments will be used to help determine eligibility for the NDIS
  • When people might be exempted from completing an independent assessment
  • What information people applying to access the NDIS will have to provide as part of the access process
  • How we will remove the access lists used during the transition to the NDIS
  • The process for eligibility reassessments
  1. Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility

The NDIA is interested in hearing your views on:

  • How independent assessments will be used to help determine a participant’s NDIS budget
  • How participants will have more flexibility in their NDIS budgets
  • Where funding will be ‘fixed’ (not flexible)
  • Plan implementation
  • Making changes to NDIS plans and check-ins
  1. Papers 3 and 4 cover the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Implementation Reset project which includes the Project Report on the ECEI Reset project and the Proposed changes to how the NDIS supports young children and their families consultation paper

The NDIA is interested in hearing your views on:

  • The age group best suited to receive early childhood services and whether this should be changed from under seven years of age, to under nine years
  • How independent assessments will be used to determine eligibility and budgets for participants over 12 months of age
  • Short Term Early Intervention (STEI), which is the early support that is offered whether or not a child is eligible for the NDIS
  • Planning and implementation of best practice supports
  • Support for young children and families to transition to the next stage of their lives, if they are no longer eligible for the NDIS.