26 September 2023

NDIS cashes in on financial make-over

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The 2020-21 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Price Review results have been released, with a simplification of pricing arrangements as well as the expansion and diversification of employment opportunities for participants.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert said the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) was making improvements to NDIS pricing that better met the needs of NDIS participants, their families, carers and providers across the NDIS market while maintaining the financial sustainability of the Scheme.

Mr Robert said the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue had been released to provide greater certainty and clarity for the 364,000 participants receiving NDIS supports and their providers.

“While we continue the hard work of keeping people with disability safe from the coronavirus, we are also keeping an eye to continuing the rollout of the NDIS,” Mr Robert said.

“It is imperative people with disability get value for money for their supports and providers are confident in their ability to continue to provide services,” he said.

“I’m satisfied the new NDIS Price Guide has found the right balance to continue the growth and success of this world-first Scheme.”

Mr Robert said there were new initiatives included in the Price Guide that would better empower people with a disability to find employment and support people with psychosocial disability to achieve their goals.

He said updates to the NDIS Price Guide came after extensive consultation with participants, providers and the wider disability sector, as part of the 2020-21 Price Review.

The NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue for 2020-21 can be accessed at this PS News link.

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