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.


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: 

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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 we can help 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.


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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).