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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 27

National Disability Insurance Scheme rules relating to disability requirements and early intervention requirements

                   The National Disability Insurance Scheme rules may prescribe circumstances in which, or criteria to be applied in assessing whether:

                     (a)  one or more impairments are, or are likely to be, permanent for the purposes of paragraph 24(1)(b) or subparagraph 25(1)(a)(i) or (ii); or

                     (b)  one or more impairments result in substantially reduced functional capacity of a person to undertake one or more activities for the purposes of paragraph 24(1)(c); or

                     (c)  one or more impairments affect a person's capacity for social and economic participation for the purposes of paragraph 24(1)(d); or

                     (d)  the provision of early intervention supports is likely to benefit a person by reducing the person's future needs for supports in relation to disability for the purposes of paragraph 25(1)(b); or

                     (e)  the provision of early intervention supports is likely to benefit a person by mitigating, alleviating or preventing the deterioration of the person's functional capacity to undertake one or more of the activities for the purposes of subparagraph 25(1)(c)(i) or (ii), or improving such functional capacity for the purposes of subparagraph 25(1)(c)(iii); or

                      (f)  the provision of early intervention supports is likely to benefit a person by strengthening the sustainability of the informal supports available to the person, including through building the capacity of the person's carer for the purposes of subparagraph 25(1)(c)(iv).



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