NDIS Internal Review

For those following along with my NDIS progress (or lack thereof), I was recently contacted by the NDIA internal review team to inform me that my review was beginning – 14 months after I submitted my request for a review, and over 2 years after initially applying for NDIS. The system works, right!?!?

The internal review officer requested further “evidence” (god, how I hate that word) to their criteria of permanency and functional capacity, which, of course, was remarkably similar to what I had already submitted but was deemed insufficient. Anyway, I jumped through their hoops because what else can you do? And submitted my information today.

I don’t really hold hopes that this review will be successful. Anyone who has dealt with a government agency in the past knows their main function is to keep people accessing services to which they are entitled. The $6.5 billion cut from NDIS by the Federal Coalition is only going to make things worse for disabled people, and the first to be affected will be those who do not already have access to services.

But, I also know that I won’t be able to survive in the future without support, so I have to commit myself to the process, as horrible as it is. I’ll let you know when I hear back from them. Wish me luck!

A middle aged, mediocre white man stands in a cashed up mega church, raising his hands and closing his eyes in a pretence at worship.
That’s PM Scott Morrison, “praying” at a mega-church, in between slashing funding for the disabled, passing tax cuts for the rich and labelling a proposed increase to unemployment benefits which are far below the poverty line as “unfunded empathy”. What a hypocritical turd. Source.

Author: Siobhan S

20 something, living in country Australia. Spoonie profile: ME/CFS, dysautonomia, anxiety. All about sewing, knitting and food. Unapologetic feminist and disability advocate.

14 thoughts on “NDIS Internal Review”

  1. “Unfunded empathy”??? Really? So sorry you have to go through this, it’s a nightmare that only serves to send whatever small sense of wellbeing you might have, plummeting into the abyss. It’s the same all over the world, it seems. 😕
    Fingers crossed for you!

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    1. This is it. It’s like, do I through with this thing that will absolutely destroy my mental health and take up much of my physical ability for the chance of something that may help?

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