NDIA assessments underway for FDC providers
Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher said the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is now conducting suitability assessments on six FDC providers registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), after receiving information from the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training (DET).
“The Liberal National Government takes all reports of suspected non-compliance very seriously and we will not tolerate the misuse of funds intended to support people with disabilities,” Mr Fletcher said.
“The identified providers are being thoroughly assessed for their suitability to deliver NDIS services and where necessary, we have applied compliance locks to prevent funds being paid to the providers while our enquiries are ongoing.
“If, following the assessment, any provider is determined to be unsuitable, we will revoke their status as a provider.
“The NDIA will proactively work with NDIS participants who are affected as we carry out this important work, assisting them to identify alternative support arrangements,” said Mr Fletcher.
Mr Fletcher’s comments were made alongside the compliance register feedback provided by Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan.