Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has placed compulsory NDIS assessments on pause.
Rare Voices Australia (RVA) welcomes this initial move and will continue monitoring this situation.
As stated in our Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Parliamentary Inquiry into Independent Assessments, RVA does not support the use of independent assessments for rare disease candidates. Based on the lived experiences of families impacted by rare diseases, RVA believes that independent assessments will further embed the inequity and inconsistency that many people living with a rare disease and their families have encountered in previous dealings with the NDIS.
Read RVA’s Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry.
Read RVA’s Submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s public consultation: access and eligibility policy with independent assessments.