Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed a local funding boost for National Disability Insurance Scheme Appeals providers and to continue the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) Decision Support Pilot.
He said Spinal Cord Injuries, which has an outreach service in Alstonville, would receive an additional $92,000 to assist NDIS participants and applicants in our community.
“NDIS Appeals has been set up to ensure that NDIS applicants and participants have access to support when seeking a review of decisions in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT),” Mr Hogan said.
“While the focus of NDIS Appeals is advocacy support, funding for legal services is available for cases with complex legal issues, or where the applicant does not have the capacity to self-represent.
“These services can include explaining the review process, helping to prepare documents and providing advice and skills for better representation.”
Before accessing NDIS Appeals services, you need to apply to the NDIA for an internal review. If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you can apply to the AAT for an external review and access support through the NDIS Appeals services.
More information on NDIS Appeals can be found on the Department of Social Services website.