In The Media | 8 April 2016

Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring residents could be missing out on NDIS benefits

MORE than 2000 people in the City of Swan and shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring could be missing out on benefits from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The three councils are part of the two-year Perth Hills trial site, which ends on June 30.

NDIS Midland engagement director Kerry Stopher said she believed about 4000 people in the area would be eligible.

“So far we’ve engaged only around 1700 people who meet the criteria for receiving help from the scheme,” she said.

“The NDIS is for anyone from zero to 65 with severe or ongoing disabilities, or mental health disorders.