In August, the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert announced significant reforms to the NDIS, including the use of Independent Assessments for new and existing NDIS participants to be paid for by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
This week, the Minister announced that the legislation to introduce the new Independent Assessments has been delayed. The draft legislation will now be released for consultation, with the legislation expected to be passed by 1st July next year.
This means that the introduction of Independent Assessments will now be delayed by about six months.
- Independent Assessments to access the NDIS will now begin in the middle of 2021
- Independent Assessments for existing participants will begin at the end of 2021.
You can read the Minister’s media release here.
The Minister also released an Information Paper on the reforms. This Information Paper is available in PDF, Word, and Easy Read. It explains what the changes are and what they mean for people in the scheme and those applying to join the NDIS.