In The Media | 24 August 2017

Moriac man Liam McGarrigle battles NDIA in test case over taxi funding

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An intellectually disabled and autistic Moriac man has won the next step in his battle for the NDIS to cover his work transport costs.

Liam McGarrigle’s taxis to work at a disability program cost nearly $16,000 a year, which the NDIA has agreed to partly fund. A fight for full funding has been taken to the Federal Court on Mr McGarrigle’s behalf by Victoria Legal Aid.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal initially supported NDIA’s position that it would pay 75 per cent of the 21-tyear-old’s taxi fares but VLA successfully sought to have the decision revisited.


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