A further example of the interplay between NDIS supports and the need for appointment of a guardian appears in a recent Western Australian decision called E  WASAT 27. The decision is of interest as a key part of E’s difficulty appears to have arisen from the need to manage NDIS funding.
E, a ‘fiercely independent’ 49-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis lived in her home with significant support funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Applications for the appointment of a guardian and the appointment of an administrator of E’s estate were made by the agency coordinating the services provided to E.
E had been accused by the NDIA of fraudulently using the funds she managed (aboout $250,000 per annum) for matters other than what those permitted: .
It was submitted that E was vulnerable to influence from other less experienced care providers through the NDIS process: .
Guardianship orders were made, with provision for review after one year.