In The Media | 16 November 2016

Tasmanian Government reinstates disability taxi subsidy after NDIS gap emerges

Tasmanians who have moved onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will now have access to a temporary taxi subsidy until next June.

Those who signed on to the NDIS were forced to give up their state-funded taxi rebate cards, known as Smartcards, leaving some people unable to leave the house.

Several families came forward saying the change had left them worse off and they were out of pocket.

Tasmania’s Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said the temporary card would give the NDIS enough time to properly address individual transport plans.

Kim Martin from Launceston said the stopgap measure would allow her daughter to get her independence back.

Source: ABC News