​What is the wait time?

Allied health assistants have waited anywhere between 1 week – 8 weeks or more.

According to the NDIS Screening Unit in Victoria:

Due to an unexpectedly large volume of manual applications the NDIS Screening Unit is experiencing delays on processing applications and enquiries.

After your application has been verified (by us, the employer) it can take up to 3 weeks for the NDIS Screening Unit to assess your application. In most cases, this will be a much shorter period (for example, if there is no criminal history to assess).

However, if there is a need to assess information, it may take up to 3 weeks for us to assess an application. This time may be extended if:

  • an employer takes longer to verify an applicant’s engagement with them
  • you have a common name
  • a criminal history record or a finding has been made against you by a relevant disciplinary or regulatory entity.
  • you lodge a manual application directly to the Worker Screening Unit

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