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NDIS struggling to accommodate people with psychosocial disability

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People with severe mental health issues are having their National Disability Insurance Scheme funding cut because the system does not account for the episodic nature of psychosocial disability, a new report says. 

Disability providers believe people are having their NDIS funding reduced because they are “underutilising” their plans and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assumes this indicates a lack of need.

But providers say the underutlisation of NDIS funding is more commonly due to the episodic nature of mental illness, because people have been too unwell, or were unable to find anyone to offer services within their plan.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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