The increase in average plan size due to increased health related supports as per OGs dated Sept 2019

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, National Disability Insurance Agency should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Shirley Humphris

Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please provide data of the increase of average plan value since Sept 2019, due to the addition of health related supports that were previously covered by Health, as per below operational guidelines.
Please provide the numbers of plans that have items from the below Operational Guidelines in their plan.

https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/operati...

Yours faithfully,

Shirley Humphris

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Dear Shirley Humphris

 

Freedom of Information Request: Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request of 17 July 2021, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for copies of documents held by the
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Scope of your request

You have requested access to the following documents about the National
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS):

 

“…data of the increase of average plan value since Sept 2019, due to the
addition of health related supports that were previously covered by
Health, as per below operational guidelines.

Please provide the numbers of plans that have items from the below
Operational Guidelines in their plan.”

 

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request (that is, the information will be treated as irrelevant).

 

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Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Our reference: RQ21/02260

Agency reference: FOI 21/22-0053

 

 

Shirley

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7604 email]

Extension of time application by National Disability Insurance Agency

 

Dear Ms Humphris

 

I write to advise that on 16 August 2021, the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
National Disability Insurance Agency (the NDIA) for an extension of time
to process your FOI request made on 17 July 2021.

 

The NDIA has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered to be
complex and voluminous. 

·     The NDIA has advised the OAIC that:

−     the request is complex and obtaining the data covered by the request
is a long and time consuming process

−     during the end stages of processing, the NDIA identified further
documents that may be in scope

−     the NDIA requires further time to confirm that all documents in
scope have been appropriately identified and to review the documents
before making a decision, and

−     the NDIA is committed to issuing a decision as soon as possible.

The NDIA has requested an extension to 15 September 2021. I will take any
comments you may have to make into account when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 20 August 2021. If I do
not hear from you by this date, I will proceed to make a decision on the
basis of the information provided to me by the NDIA.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our reference: RQ21/02260

Agency reference: FOI 21/22-0053

Ms Shirley Humphris

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7604 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear Ms Humphris

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Shirley Humphris

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence and a document 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

 

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Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of National Disability Insurance Agency's handling of my FOI request 'The increase in average plan size due to increased health related supports as per OGs dated Sept 2019'.

Please provide the utilisation costs against each of the DRHS categories previously provided for Oct 1 2019 to June 30 2020; and July 1 2020 and June 30 2021. This may give some indication of one area possible plan utilisation increase.
Please include all Core, Capacity Building and Assistive Technology sections.

Many thanks

Shirley Humphris

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Shirley Humphris

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

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Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
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