In The Media | 18 April 2016

National Disability Insurance Agency wants greater power over NDIS costs

The agency overseeing the $22-billion National Disability Insurance Scheme has indicated it wants greater powers to control costs.

The scheme is rolling out nationwide from July and will give hundreds of thousands of people individual funding packages to manage their own care.

The Federal Government has previously warned of a funding gap in excess of $5 billion by the end of the decade.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has publicly played down risks to the scheme’s financial sustainability.