The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new funding scheme intended to revolutionise how people with a disability are supported and funded.
The NDIS has already been rolled out in Katherine and remote areas, including East Arnhem Land.
Darwin and surrounding rural and urban areas will commence transition on 1st July 2018.
The NDIS represents a big change to the way the government supports people with disabilities, and it is expected that there will be some people who do not agree with decisions that are made.
For this reason, there is an appeals process laid out in the laws relating to the NDIS.
Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS) has been funded by the Commonwealth Government to support and assist people who want to appeal against decisions which they do not agree with.
If you are unhappy with a NDIS decision it is important that you act fast. There are strict rules that outline appeals processes which include rigid time frames.
Having a disability which impacts on your day-to-day living, or caring for someone who relies on you to assist them can be a challenge.
For some people, trying to understand how the NDIS works can make things even harder.
If you need advice about appealing against a decision, please give us a call on 1800 812 953 or 08 8982 1111.