A new report has highlighted there is a higher than expected rate of people with serious mental illness who are deemed ineligible to receive support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The report, by Community Mental Health Australia and the University of Sydney, expressed concerns for those who use Partners in Recovery, Personal Helpers and Mentors, and Support for Day to Day Living services which will have funding pulled from them once the NDIS is fully rolled out next year.
In Tasmania, there are 461 active clients for the NDIS, 64 who have applied, 169 who are in the process of applying and 172 who either have not or will not apply who receive help from the Partners in Recovery program.
For the Personal Helpers and Mentors program, there are 278 active clients for the NDIS in Tasmania, 105 who have applied, 47 who are in the process of applying and 112 either who have not applied or will not apply.
Seven clients of this program have been deemed ineligible for NDIS support.
For Day to Day Living, there are 23 active clients for the NDIS, 107 who have applied, 12 who are in the process of applying, and 114 who either have not or will not apply.
For this program, 35 Tasmanians have been deemed ineligible and 45 are still awaiting an outcome.
Mental Health Council of Tasmania chief executive Connie Digolis said the report showed assessment and approval for NDIS plans to support those with serious mental health issues took many months.
"Our governments have made a commitment that no one will be left behind," she said. "The challenge for people with a serious mental illness is knowing how they will access the supports they need into the future.
"The process to prepare an application is onerous only to be followed by exceptionally long wait times to find out if they're eligible."
Ms Digolis said it was wrong to make people jump through hoops to ensure they would continue to receive support when they already accessed these three services.
Nationally, the report found 50 per cent of people who received support from the services due to end in June next year had not applied for the NDIS.
For those who had applied, just half had been deemed eligible to receive support from the scheme.