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The number of NDIS participants who have died of COVID

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

I would like to know the number of NDIS participants who have died of Covid to the last date of advice. This involves any advice to external or internal parties that results from cross matched data from the ndis database with the mortality database.

I would also like to know the participant mortality figures from jan 2020 to today’s date and the comparative data from jan 2018 to September 17, 2019. Thank you.

Yours faithfully

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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

 

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We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
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Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Freedom of Information Request: Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your correspondence under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act) for copies of documents held by the National Disability
Insurance Agency (NDIA), which was received by the NDIA via the FOI inbox
on 19 September 2021.

 

Scope of your request

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

 

“I would like to know the number of NDIS participants who have died of
Covid to the last date of advice. This involves any advice to external or
internal parties that results from cross matched data from the ndis
database with the mortality database.

 

I would also like to know the participant mortality figures from jan [sic]
2020 to today’s date and the comparative data from jan [sic] 2018 to
September 17, 2019.”

 

Unless you advise otherwise, we will take it that you agree to the names
and contact details of NDIA staff being excluded from the scope of your
request (that is, the information will be treated as irrelevant).

 

Processing timeframes

A 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from 20
September 2021, in accordance with section 15(2A)(c). You should,
therefore, expect a decision from us by 19 October 2021.

 

The period may be extended if we need to consult with third parties or for
other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

Charges

We may apply a processing charge to your request and will advise you as
soon as practicable if a charge is payable.

 

Disclosure Log

Information released under the FOI Act may be published on the NDIA’s
disclosure log located on our website, subject to certain exceptions.

 

If you have any concerns about the publication of information you have
requested, please contact us.

 

Further help

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

 

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E: [2][NDIA request email]

 

 

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We’re sorry to let you know that it’s taken us longer than expected to
process your request. This is because we require additional consultation
with relevant business areas within NDIA, in order to make a robust
decision on access, however the lockdown imposed to many states where the
National Disability Insurance Agency operates has caused delays to our
Agency operations.

 

We are therefore writing to seek your agreement to a 17 day extension of
time under section 15AA of the FOI Act. 

 

Please let us know whether you agree by 13 October 2021. 

 

If you don’t agree, we may need to seek an extension from the Office of
Australian Information Commissioner.

 

We’re sorry that it’s taken us longer than expected and we appreciate your
patience.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

E [2][NDIA request email]

 

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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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Dear foi,

I agree. In recognition of the additional time this is taking and the rapidly emerging situation, I would like you to include as much up to date information as possible in answering this request. I therefore would like to ensure you provide information to 'today's date' at the date that you answer the request, not early September. I know you are providing this information to states and territories and other stakeholders and that it will not impose any additional administrative burden on your operations to do so, but I also acknowledge that this is a busy time for all.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Reynolds

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
[3]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [4][email address] if you have any
questions or require help.

 

Other enquiries

 

If your message is for something else, you should direct it to
[5][email address].

 

If your message is received outside our business hours of 9am to 5pm
(AEST), Monday to Friday or on a public holiday, we will action it on the
next business day.

 

If your message is urgent, you can call our National Conact Centre on 1800
800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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