Extra $25bn needed to make NDIS sustainable by boosting other disability services, actuary says

Chair of Actuaries Institute committee says money could go towards establishing early intervention programs for those with developmental delays

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Governments will need to invest an additional $25bn over the next five years if they are to achieve plans to rein in the NDIS’s growth by lifting disability services outside the scheme to a high enough level, a leading actuary has estimated.

It comes as disability organisations, particularly those advocating for the autism community, raise concerns about who will be able to access the scheme in the future, and whether those who can’t join the NDIS can still be well supported.

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