CF and the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is profoundly changing the way people access and receive support services. This article takes a look at the implications of the NDIS for people living with cystic fibrosis.
In 2013 the Government passed the legislation to implement the NDIS. While cystic fibrosis is a recognise disability in Australia, the ability for people living with cystic fibrosis and their families to access NDIS have been a mixed experience. As of 2020, some people will be able to access the scheme with regularity while others are denied and have to escalate their request, often to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The landscape around the recognition for needed services for people living with cystic fibrosis is constantly evolving and changing. As a result, if you have reached this page to gain more of an understanding about if you qualify for NDIS or would benefit from enrolment, here are some key areas to explore prior to submitting an access request:
Our current recommendation is to consider your circumstances carefully prior to proceeding with an application to the NDIS to ensure that the supports that you would like would be accessible and available through NDIS funding. Seek advice from your clinic or the CFCC Social Workers before applying to NDIS.
For more information or to request a consult with one of our CFCC Program and Support Services Team please phone 02-8732-5700