In The Media | 1 December 2014

NDIS annual payout gives ability to manage the future

BREE Fitzpatrick has turned herself into a small businesswoman with a difference. She is just one of just 2 per cent of people who manage for themselves a significant annual payout from the national disability insurance scheme for her son Connor.

Before the NDIS ever rolled out in her region, Ms Fitzpatrick, from Cameron Park in the Hunter region of NSW, attended every workshop and decided she wanted complete control over how and where the money was spent.

Ms Fitzpatrick still employs registered nurses and assistants in nursing from an agency, but has hired four other staff directly, paying their wages and contributing to their four different super accounts.

Source: The Australian (paywall protected)