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Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

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National Disability Insurance Scheme participants could soon get funding for a broader range of health-related supports following a major Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.

The AAT has ruled the National Disability Insurance Agency was wrong to deny vital swallowing support funding to a 34-year-old man who has dysphagia as a result of cerebral palsy.

The NDIA has consistently argued it will not fund supports that would be more appropriately funded by another government service such as the health department – even if no other service actually offers the support.

But AAT deputy president Brian Rayment indicated any support the NDIA refuses to fund needs to be made available by another government service provider.

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

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