In The Media | 16 February 2016

NDIS Canberra rollout improves but numbers underestimated: quarterly report

After shaky beginnings, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the ACT is on track with complaints slowing down.

But the number of Canberrans deemed eligible remains higher than expected when the scheme began in the ACT in July 2014, the National Disability Insurance Agency’s latest quarterly report shows.

As of December 2015, 2947 participants have had plans approved, 97 per cent of the 3037 people expected to have transitioned to the scheme as per the “ages and stages” timetable determined by date of birth or by academic year for school-aged individuals.

But 4147 people have attempted to access the NDIS in the ACT and 3296 (79.5 per cent) met the criteria – 259 more than expected.

Source: The Age