Average Funding Size By Time of Entry for Autism and Non-Autism Primary Disabilities

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

This is an application for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the Act). Notices for this request under the Act may be sent to me by reply email.

I am requesting document(s) on the average size of National Disability Scheme (NDIS) "package funding per year" for autistic and non-autistic NDIS participants by time of entry to the NDIS.

The request only includes is for document(s) disclosable under the Act. If exact documents as the below are not held, please note the request is also for equivalent document(s) that are held or an extract information held in a computer system.
To help clarify the document(s) I am requesting, the document(s) could correspond to the below headings in a table.

For the purposes of this request, "package funding per year" refers to the total funding approved for a plan for a period (such as $30,000) divided by the length of time in years for that funding (such as 3 years). For this example, it would be $30,000 divided by 3 years for $10,000/year. (This paragraph is the fourth paragraph).

* Time of NDIS Participant's First Plan Approval (Month, Quarter or whatever higher unit that is the smallest available)
* Autism-Related (as in if autism is the primary disability) (Yes/No)
* Median total "package funding per year" (using the definition the fourth paragraph)
* Median "package funding per year" (using the definition the fourth paragraph) for "Core Supports" (per the NDIA's normal definition)
* Median "package funding per year" (using the definition the fourth paragraph) for "Capacity Building Supports" (per the NDIA's normal definition).

If available, also please include historical values for the above. For example, this could be the data as at the end of the 2013-14, 2014-15... (including the financial years in between) ... to 2022-23 financial years. This could be as a separate column in the table or as separate tables for each financial year.

If historical data is not available, please include it only for the latest available period.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Good afternoon John Smith,


Please be advised that NDIA routinely publishes a large amount of data and
statistics about the scheme on its website at: [1]NDIS Data and Insights


I also provide you with the December 2022 NDIS Quarterly report to
disability ministers which largely deals with the data you have requested
at page 191.


Further, these quarterly reports are published and can also be found on
the NDIS website at: [2]Quarterly Reports | NDIS


The average payment data and average committed supports data sorted by
disability type, financial year, state territory etc can be retrieved form
the explore data page on the NDIS website at: [3]Explore data | NDIS


For academic research, please use the [4]data request process.

For more information about how NDIS makes decisions about sharing data,
please refer to the [5]Public Data Sharing Policy

For more information relating to the data, please
email [6][email address]


Please be advised that your request has not been actioned under the FOI
Act as the requested information is publicly available and your request is
able to be satisfied outside the formal FOI process.


Kind Regards




Assistant Director FOI

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

I work Monday - Friday


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Hi. These publicly available reports do not address this request. Specifically, the time of entry broken down by financial year is not available.

Please action the request as required by the Act. Failing to do this is breach of both the Act and the APS Code of Conduct's requirement to comply with Commonwealth law.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear John Smith


Thank you for your request for information.


Please find attached correspondence and documents in relation to your
request. If you require these in a different format, please let us know.


Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.


Thank you.


Kind regards


Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]


The NDIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout
Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders past, present
and emerging.



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