Throughout the past year the Agency focused on improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers, building the Scheme and developing the Agency's capabilities to ensure that the Scheme is efficient and effective.
The Agency reported that this would not have been possible without the support of state and federal governments, the disability community, the Australian public and our staff of whom more than 50 per cent have a lived experience of disability.
The NDIA are committed to a learn-build-learn-build model of operation and actively working together with all of our stakeholders to create a Scheme, which will be there for all Australians who may need it now and in the future.
Bruce Bonyhady AM, Chairman, National Disability Insurance Agency has summarised the Agencies achievements below.
The Agency's Key Achievements
- As of 30 June 2014, the NDIA had approved 7316 plans for people with disability, providing them with the reasonable and necessary supports required to lead an ordinary life.
- In 2013-14 the Scheme provided $130 million of support to participants, well within the funding envelope of $148 million.
- Amongst participants 94 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied with their plans.
- As of 30 June 2014, there were 1350 registered service providers. The NDIA invested approximately $4.5 million from the Sector Development Fund to help both individuals and organisations make the transition into the Scheme.
- The Scheme Actuary, in her Financial Sustainability Report, and the Reviewing Actuary, have confirmed the results in the first year are consistent with the Productivity Commission's estimates of total Scheme costs.
- The Annual Report also includes the Scheme Actuary’s first Financial Sustainability Report, further supporting the Agency’s commitment to rollout a sustainable Scheme.
The Agency believe they have in place a strong foundation to build a sustainable Scheme.