Legal help is available when it comes to navigating the NDIS. Budget restraints are having an impact on appropriate plans for people joining the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to NSW Disability Advocacy (DA) regional coordinator, Amanda Brickwood.

Speaking to F2L at the Nepean Disability Expo, Brickwood said when it comes to packages many people are discovering that general support and individual requirements are inadequate.

“What we are finding is that in many cases the initial plan is unsatisfactory and the review process does take a considerable amount of time.  People are not getting what they applied for and even when it comes to the review the result is not necessarily subjective. Budget restraints are affecting the packages for some people.”

Brickwood said participants were not likely to see much of an improvement until the rollout is completed. “It is important to make people aware of the issues in relation to the NDIS and also that there is support they can reach out to if they experience any difficulties.”

DA helps people of all ages with any type of disability or mental illness receive fair treatment in the Hunter, New England, Mid North Coast, Central West and Hawkesbury-Nepean regions of NSW.

As well as assisting those entering the NDIS, DA can help people to get fair treatment from government and disability services; at work, university or TAFE; with accommodation and transport and with legal, healthcare or money issues.

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