NDIS, decision-makers and QCAT
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the biggest social assistance programs implemented in Queensland in recent memory.
Progressive statewide rollout of the scheme has started and will finish in Caboolture on 1 January 2019.
QCAT supports the state government’s efforts to smoothly transition to the NDIS.
The government expects the scheme to almost double the number of Queenslanders currently accessing disability services, enabling 97,000 Queenslanders with a disability able to access the scheme when implementation is complete.
The NDIS intersects with QCAT’s service delivery as we appoint substitute decision-makers for adults with impaired decision-making capacity.
Decision-makers will likely help these adults assess, negotiate and enter into contracts to purchase services and supports as per the NDIS’s functions.