The Queensland and Commonwealth governments have signed a full NDIS programme agreement which will come into effect on 1 July 2020. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recently reached an important milestone when Queensland joined six other states and territories with comprehensive systemic agreements. « This agreement recognises that during the transition period, the number of participants in Queensland did not meet the bilateral estimate of 91,217. » Under the agreement, the state can now access its stake in DCAF and must be reimbursed in kind for services provided by Queensland. « As part of the agreement, Queensland has committed to pay fixed contributions from the start of the full Scheme agreements in 2020-21. It includes an annual value of $2.13 billion in 2020-21, which is indexed annually until at least mid-2028. This agreement reflects the shared responsibility of both governments under the national disability insurance scheme and provides that both governments may continue to make pre-financing contributions to the scheme. « What`s important is that this agreement gives us more security over each government`s funding in the future. » This agreement puts Queenslanders with disabilities first and ensures that our state only pays its fair share of funding, especially as tens of thousands of our residents continue to move to the program. National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert said the Queensland deal was the Morrison government`s priority to provide NDIS to around 500,000 Australians with NDIS disabilities over the next five years. « The governments of Queensland and Australia have agreed to continue the transitional arrangements until July 1, 2020, recognizing the current number of participants from the state, which are lower than estimated, » said Minister Robert. The Commonwealth has committed to pay the balance of NDIS costs in Queensland and will also enable Queensland to access payments of $1.95 billion from the Australia DisabilityCare Fund (DCAF) by 2023-24. « In recent years, the Palaszczuk government has made significant investments in Queenslanders with disabilities, the state`s disability sector, and has supported the efforts of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), » she said. NDIS makes a difference in life with the approximately 50,000 Queenslanders with disabilities who participate in the programme which is now available in all parts of Queensland.
Bilateral Agreement Ndis Qld
dimanche, septembre 12, 2021