Please attribute the following to Community Services Directorate Director-General Michael De’Ath
It was recently brought to the attention of the Community Services Directorate (CSD) that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) was advising clients that no new planning meetings will be undertaken in the ACT.
CSD took immediate action to clarify the issue with the Commonwealth.
The primary concern for CSD is to ensure all eligible people in the ACT have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS Bilateral Agreement between the ACT and the Commonwealth Government was signed in December 2012.
The ACT NDIS Bilateral agreement outlines a target of 5,075 ACT participants, with the clear understanding that the Commonwealth Government accepts the full cost for any participants beyond this figure.
The NDIS is not a capped scheme. All eligible people with disability are entitled to become participants and receive a plan and a funding package.
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