NDIS – Quarterly reports

The National Disability Insurance Agency has begun to make available quarterly financial reports. Some data has not been shown, for privacy reasons.

In a media release on 13 February 2014, Senator Fifield provided an except from his answer to a Senate question. The answer indicates that the NDIS costs are running at 15% above budget. Plan completions stand at 2,586 which is about half of the number targeted.

1,466 participants eligible for the scheme as at 31 December 2013 did not yet have approved plans. Apparently it takes on average 63 days from time of access request to time of plan approval.

Approved plan numbers stood at:

  • 757 in New South Wales (Hunter)
  • 988 in Victoria (Barwon)
  • 489 in South Australia
  • 352 in Tasmania

In the Hunter and Barwon trial sites, the most common support types are community participation, daily tasks/shared living, and assistance with personal activities. These activities represent just over 70% of approved supports. The next largest category is therapeutic support which represents around 5% of approved support.

The Hunter (NSW) group appears to be 57% male; the most common disability is intellectual / learning (58%).