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Source:  Change in circumstances

Changes in circumstances may affect:

  • your access request;
  • your status as a participant; or
  • your NDIS plan.

Changes in circumstances include:

  • changes to your disability needs;
  • significant changes in your care or support provided by family or friends;
  • changes to your living arrangements such as where you live, if you live with new people, if you move overseas or into an aged care or residential facility;
  • changes to your job or that you’re looking for a job; or
  • if you receive or claim compensation for an accident or illness related to your disability.

A change of circumstances does not necessarily mean your NDIS plan will be reviewed or changed, however it’s important to let the NDIA know about important changes in your life so that your plan meets your current needs.

Change of circumstances form

If something does change for you that affects your needs or the supports in your plan, you need to complete a change of circumstances form below and contact the NDIA.

There are three ways you can let the NDIA:

In writing

By phone

  • 1800 800 110
  • TTY: Ph. 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 800 110 or your local office
  • Speak and listen (speech to speech relay): Ph. 1800 555 727 and ask for 1800 800 110 or your local office.

In person

 

Source:  Our Voice Australia

Reviews and changes to plans under s48(2)

  1. Reviews under s48(2) are different from those done by a reviewer under s100(6).
  1. Section 48(2) is in a part of the NDIS Act which is headed Reviewing and changing participants’ plans. It enables a participant to ask the CEO to review his or her plan at any time. The CEO must decide whether or not to review the plan, but is not obliged to do so. A decision by the CEO not to review the plan is a reviewable decision (s99(f)) which may ultimately be reviewed by the Tribunal.
  2. If the CEO decides to review the plan, the CEO must help the participant to prepare a new plan: s49. A participant who is dissatisfied with the new plan may seek review by a reviewer under s100(6) and, if still dissatisfied, by the Tribunal.
  3. Although it does not say so in so many words, s48(2) appears to be intended for situations where a change of circumstances means a plan needs replacing before it is due for its regular review. (A plan must include a date by which the NDIA will review it under Division 4: s33(2)). For example, a participant’s goals or aspirations may have changed, or a change in circumstances means his or her needs have increased or decreased.
  4. The only decision under s48(2) that the Tribunal can review is a decision not to review a plan.