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Last month the Administrative Appeals Tribunal conclusively ruled that a young man, who has cerebral palsy and severe dysphagia could use money from his NDIS plan to fund fluid thickeners and nutritional support products as long as they were prescribed by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.

Other cases reviewed by the AAT have shown that recipients of the National Disability Insurance Scheme had been declined or rejected from accessing it because they couldn’t afford expensive treatments, resorting to undergoing invasive surgeries and taking psychiatric drugs.

Particularly as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) doesn’t hold any responsibility in providing shortfall, sustainable support of mainstream services for other government agencies including the public health system.

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