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Disability Groups Cautious Over NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

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Disability advocates say they will be closely watching an independent assessments trial to ensure it achieves its stated aims of fairer access and planning decisions for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants, rather than reducing access to the scheme.

The National Disability Insurance Agency last week announced an independent assessment pilot aimed at improving the consistency, accuracy and reliability of NDIA decision-making.

The free, voluntary pilot will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments of people’s capacity.  

This comes after analysis by the NDIA showed that access and planning decisions have been inconsistent for participants with autism, intellectual disability, and psychosocial disability.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2018, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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