Disability Advocacy Service

Provides individual advocacy, guidance and support to people with a disability, their carers and families so that they can engage in full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling full community participation. Disability Advocates can assist by:

–  Supporting with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) process – including testing eligibility, completion of forms, liaising with NDIS Planner and assisting with Appeals

–  Attending meetings, making calls and assistance with writing letters and completing forms

–  Liaising with Centrelink and assisting with applications for payments

–  Applications for orders with the State Administrative Tribunal

–  General information and referrals to community organisations/supports

–  Assistance in applying for grants to access equipment

What to bring to your appointment

– Centrelink Income Statement

– NDIS Plan and any correspondence relating to NDIS if applicable

– Guardianship/administration orders

– Any information relating to the need for advocacy assistance

Useful Forms

Claim for disability support pension 
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NDIS access request for NDIA 
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Application for internal review of NDIS decisions 
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Useful Links

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
http://www.ndis.gov.au/

National Disability Insurance Scheme – My Way
http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/wa-ndis-my-way/wa-ndis-my-way/

Disability Services Commission
http://www.disability.wa.gov.au

Disability Advocacy Services in Western Australia
https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/program-services/for-people-with-disability/national-disability-advocacy-program/models-of-disability-advocacy/national-disability-advocacy-agencies-funded-by-the-commonwealth-by-state-or-territory/disability-6

External Merits Review Information
www.dss.gov.au/external-merits-review-information

External Merits Review – Support Component
www.dss.gov.au/external-merits-review

National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP)
www.dss.gov.au/disability-advocacy

Appeals through Administrative Appeals Tribunal
http://www.aat.gov.au/applying-for-a-review-1

NDAP Service Providers Search – outside Midlas’ disability advocacy area
http://finder.dss.gov.au/disability/ndap/#

Complaints Resolution and Referral Service – for complaints about disability employment and advocacy services

http://www.crrs.net.au/

 

 

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