Get help with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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Get help with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Call us for free information about the law and how we can help you to get support with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We can help with some NDIS appeals. If we can’t help you we can refer you to other organisations that can.

If we can’t help, we can refer you to other organisations that can.

If you have asked for a review of an NDIS decision, or are considering asking for a review, there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you. These include our organisation and other disability advocacy organisations.

How we can help

We may be able to help you with an external review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) by providing a free legal representative from our organisation. If you have already asked for an external review in the AAT, we also may be able to represent you if you meet our guidelines for legal assistance and an NDIS internal review decision has been made to:

  • not let you join the NDIS
  • stop you being part of the NDIS
  • not fund (or limit) particular supports in your plan
  • limit funding to you because of compensation you have received.

To apply for legal assistance please complete the form Application for NDIS Appeals Legal Services and email it to ndis@vla.vic.gov.au or post to:

Grants and Quality Assurance
GPO Box 4380
Melbourne VIC 3001

You may be able to get assistance from a disability advocacy organisation to prepare and lodge an application for legal assistance with our organisation.

Disability advocacy organisations

Disability advocacy organisations provide free individual advocacy and information for people with a disability in Victoria.

They may be able to provide help with preparing an application for legal assistance. They may also be able to help you with asking for an internal and external review in the AAT. You can find local advocacy organisations via the Disability Advocacy Finder. You can also use the finder to locate disability advocacy organisations with expertise in your disability or other circumstances.

More information

Read more about Your review rights and the NDIS.

Read about the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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