The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has identified a cohort of people with disability who are being prevented from making access requests or proceeding through NDIS planning processes because they are unable to make informed decisions on their own and do not have any family, carers or friends to assist them with the necessary decision making.
As a result, the Department of Social Services (DSS) has invited Brain Injury SA to be part of a pilot program being run nationally for people with a cognitive disability (such as ABI, intellectual disability, autism, or mental illness) to access the NDIS.
The eligibility criteria for the program is people who:
- Are over the age of 18 and are potential or current NDIS participants
- Have limited decision-making capacity; and
- Have no other appropriate decision-making support such as a family member, carer or other significant person who is willing and able to support the person to make decisions.
Are you someone who fits this criteria, or do you know someone who does? Please contact Jessie Bennett at Brain Injury SA to see if we can help.
Call: 08 8217 7600 or Country Callers: 1300 733 049
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday