Two National Disability Insurance Scheme providers and five people associated with them have been banned from providing services to people with a disability, following fraud claims.

Millennium Disability Care and A.C.N have been permanently prohibited from providing NDIS supports after a fraud taskforce found evidence of fake and inappropriate claims.

A.C.N 615 641 079 Pty Ltd is listed on ASIC registers as operating businesses Australian Home And Community Care and SIL finder, which bills itself as a disability accommodation platform to help NDIS participants find homes.

The five people were also banned from providing services to people with a disability, with prohibitions ranging from five to 10 years.

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten said the action sent “a strong message to any provider trying to take advantage of the NDIS and Australian taxpayers”.

“Australians relying on the NDIS are some of our most vulnerable, and any organisation taking advantage of their safety net must be stopped,” he said.

“For too long, rogue providers have been able to make use of a lack of communication and coordination between government agencies.”

NDIS Commissioner Tracy Mackey said the commission would take swift action against any provider failing to meet their obligations.

Source: AAP