e-Blast: Some temporary COVID-19 NDIS policies ending from 1 July
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the Federal Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced that some NDIS policies, introduced to support providers and participants through the pandemic, will end from 1 July.
From 1 July, the following changes will be made:
- Removal of temporary 10% COVID-19 loading on certain core and capacity building supports
- Return to standard short-term cancellation definition (i.e. 2 clear business days)
- Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) returned to original policy of 90 days (down from 180).
However, the Minister also confirmed that at this stage, some COVID-19 policy measures will continue past 1 July, including:
- Alternatives to face-to-face planning meetings for participants
- Plan extensions for up to 24 months following review
- Flexible use of funds to purchase low cost assistive technology
The government has said they will continue to monitor how these policies are impacting participants and providers and will make adjustments if required, so we will be sure to keep you updated should there be any further changes.
We are keen to hear directly from QDN members to better understand how policy changes with the NDIS are impacting the daily lives of people with disability. If you have any experiences or feedback regarding these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 363 783.
You can get the latest COVID-19 NDIS information and support here.
You can read the full media release here.