response: funding for out-of-home support for children with disability

Dear Bob

Thank you for your email of 22 December 2016 regarding issues with funding for out-of-home support for young people with disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

I have referred your email to Disability ACT (DACT) for an urgent response to this very difficult situation. This is an issue that only came to my attention shortly before I received your letter. Whilst the responsibility for this matter lies with the Federal Government, options for interim support for these young people will be explored until further clarity is reached with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the Department of Social Services (DSS).

I understand that DACT is currently working with relevant parties to identify solutions for the young people affected by this issue.

I will provide you with further information as soon as I am able.

yours sincerely

Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA


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