The government has promised to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme by raising $8.2bn over four years through an increase to the Medicare levy and related taxes.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison said that the decision to increase the Medicare levy reflected the fact the NDIS was the responsibility of all Australians, “even if we are not impacted directly”.
The government will also create a new, national independent regulatory authority to ensure safeguards to protect NDIS participants and the quality of disability support service providers.
These are positive signs for those of you currently receiving supports and also those waiting for plan approval that the Government is serious about ensuring that NDIA is ongoing and that your supports will be also be ongoing.
If you are looking for assistance at any stage of the NDIS process the experienced NDIS consultants at Northside are ready to answer your questions. Call us on 1300 134 332