The National Disability Insurance Scheme’s latest site in Sydney’s west has been swamped with demand from children with disabilities, with more than twice as many applications than expected.
The National Disability Insurance Agency, which administers the scheme, estimated 167 young people would apply for support in the first month of the Nepean Blue Mountains program, which started in July.
Figures from the agency show almost 400 applicants were deemed eligible in the first month of the scheme, which is initially being offered to children and young people under 18.
The NDIA’s quarterly report on sustainability of the scheme, released on Thursday, shows the biggest demand is among participants on support packages worth $10,000-$30,000 per year.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald