In The Media | 14 July 2015

Botched SA NDIS pilot leaves children in limbo

The trial of the $22 billion Nation¬al Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia has twice as many eligible clients as predicted, is 12 months behind schedule and is such a disaster that the federal minister responsible privately calls it the country’s “worst” pilot of the scheme.

The agency delivering the NDIS has sought to hide the exten­t of the overrun in the state by releasing figures it knows are out of date.

The Australian can reveal the agency now privately concedes that 10,000 children are eligible for the NDIS trial there despite bilateral agreements between the federal and South Australian governments that locked in 5085 places.

Source: The Australian (paywall protected)