Under a funding agreement with the Department of Social Services, the Legal Services Commission of South Australia now assesses all applications from South Australian applicants for funding for legal representation when appealing a decision of the National Disability Insurance Agency at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Funding may be granted when a matter raises a complex or novel legal issue, see the guidelines below for more information. Applications are not subject to means testing and applicants need not make a contribution towards the cost of representation.
The Department requires that applications for funding be assessed having regard to the Guidelines for the Assessment of Applications for NDIS Appeals.
Please refer to these guidelines when completing the application form.
To apply for funding for legal representation, you must complete and sign the Application for NDIS Appeals Legal Services Form
and submit it to us together with all the required documentation. An accessible fillable version of this form is below.
Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org where possible.
Alternatively, they may be posted to the Legal Services Commission of SA, NDIS Grants, GPO Box 1718 Adelaide SA 5001.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 30 days of its receipt.
If an applicant is not satisfied with the outcome of their application, they may request, in writing, that the decision be reconsidered. This should generally be done within 14 days of being notified of the outcome. See Appeals and Complaints.
Telephone enquiries can be made to (08) 8111 5570.
This accessible application form contains fillable fields.