Disability Rights

Advocacy Service Inc

Is your NDIS Plan suitable?

Phone: 08 8351 9500

Disability Rights Advocacy Service is part of the national network of disability advocacy organisations funded by the Australian Government.

NDIS APPEALS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how support is funded for Australians with disability, their families
and carers. 

 

The NDIS helps people with disability to: 

  • access mainstream services and supports

  • access community services and supports

  • maintain informal support arrangements

  • receive reasonable and necessary funded supports, including therapies and equipment

 

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

 

The NDIS has a YouTube channel where you can watch many easy to follow videos about how the NDIS works and what it might mean for you: 

NDIS Youtube

What can we do?

 

Is your NDIS Plan unsuitable for you?

 

Has the National Disability Insurance Agency told you that you are not eligible for services to be funded by the NDIS?

 

We can help you to apply for a review of the decision or with a full appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).  Our Centrelink and the AAT Fact Sheet will provide you with valuable information about how the Administrative Appeals Tribunals works.

 

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has applied for a plan of supports from the NDIS and is not satisfied with the outcome.

 

More information: information, forms, easy read and audio versions are available here from the Department of Social Services.

SOME EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK

E’s new NDIS Plan did not meet the goals she had expressed and did not contain the provisions for the equipment she needed to reach her primary goal of increased independence. Her request was modest, but she felt she wasn’t listened to.  A DRAS advocate met with her and helped her gather all the evidence to ask for a review of the decision and then take her case, with well organised and detailed information, to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). 

CONTACT US

Our advocates will travel to you where possible

HEAD OFFICE

Phone:  08 8351 9500

Fax:  08 8152 0396

Email:  admin@dras.com.au

Open:  9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

 

4/80 Henley Beach Road (Dew St),
Mile End, SA 5031

PO Box 742, Torrensville SA 5031

RIVERLAND

Phone:  08 8582 2422

Mobile: 0427 822 420

Email:  mbiram@dras.com.au

Meetings by appointment only

2A Ahern Street, Berri SA 5343

PO Box 868, Berri SA 5343

SOUTH EAST

Phone: 8351 9500

Email: admin@dras.com.au

Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday               

PO Box 742 Torrensville  SA  5031

DRAS acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land and pays respect to Elders, past and present.

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