In The Media | 15 August 2017

Clarity needed on NDIS mental health care

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The federal government is being urged to clarify when people with a mental illness can access support under the national disability insurance scheme.

A parliamentary committee, in a report tabled on Tuesday, said there were concerns over the eligibility criteria for people with psychosocial disabilities.

Their approval rate is one of the lowest among broad disability categories, with 81.4 per cent successful to date.

That compares to 97.5 per cent for people with intellectual disability, 98.8 per cent for people with autism and 98.9 per cent for people with cerebral palsy.