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The NDIS Appeals also known as the External Merits Review is a process of changing a decision by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

You can ask for a review if you are unhappy with a decision by the NDIA.


Advocacy for Inclusion supports people in the ACT to appeal the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) decisions. We are funded by Department of Social Services (DSS) to do this. 


What we do: 

Advocacy for Inclusion will help you get ready for the appeal by helping you understand the process, assist you with paperwork and support you to speak for yourself and be heard at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal  (AAT). 

Advocacy for Inclusion approaches advocacy in a unique way where individual advocacy can be supported by giving people the opportunity to learn and practise self-advocacy skills. 

We can also help you to get legal assistance if it is needed. 


What the AAT does:

The AAT is an informal court. It checks many of the decisions made by the Australian Government.

It is independent.

When the AAT reviews a decision made by the National Disability Insurance Agency it can:

  • affirm the decision (meaning the decision is not changed); or
  • vary the decision (meaning part of the decision is changed); or
  • set aside the decision, and make a new decision in its place or send the case back to the NDIA to make a new decision.


Email with any questions


Read More: 

How to make an appeal

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