In The Media | 20 April 2016

Psychosocial disability definition causes confusion among NDIS applicants

People with a mental illness must demonstrate a psychosocial disability to be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), however a recent survey has revealed most respondents do not know what that means.

The annual survey was conducted by the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network.

Terri Warner, chair of the network, told 666 ABC Canberra a psychosocial disability related to the way a person with a mental illness was able to interact with the world — something that could vary widely from person to person.