The National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill introduced into parliament will shut older Australians out of vital disability support services purely on the basis of their age.
In its current form, a woman who is suddenly blind at the age 65 cut-off will be shunted into a user-pays aged care system that is ill-equipped to deal with disability unrelated to age.
A woman who is suddenly blind at 64, however, will receive, under the NDIS, all the government-funded disability care and support she needs over her lifetime.
Such an arrangement is, at best, grossly unfair and, at worst, is discriminatory.
More than 20,000 Australians will take part in NDIS trials this year but those over 65 will miss out.
National Seniors wants the government to remove the NDIS age limit.
With your support we can make it one rule for all.
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