Disability and Carer Support - National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Appeals Program

Category Services for People with Disabilities

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of Department of Social Services

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a closed non-competitive process to deliver services for the NDIS Appeals program (the program) from 1 December 2021 to 11 January 2022.

The program provides assistance to NDIS Appeals service providers to support clients seeking a review of their NDIS outcomes, and others affected by reviewable decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). NDIS service providers will also support clients to navigate external merits review processes in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

The program supports access to:

  1. a skilled disability advocate who acts as a support person
  2. funding for legal services, where there is a wider community that would substantially benefit from legal representation.

Activities under the program will ensure access to disability advocacy, or where required legal assistance providers, to support people with disability in Australia with NDIS Appeals(s) advocacy by:

  • explaining and educating the review process
  • detailing and coordinating activities involved in appealing to the AAT
  • supporting the development of all relevant documents in preparation for the AAT’s review
  • providing legal and administrative advice skills to empower and enable applicants to better represent themselves
  • attending AAT conferences and hearings to help the applicant present the case to the AAT for review.

More information

More information about the NDIS Appeals program, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2021-5708 – NDIS Appeals Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents