National Disability Insurance Scheme
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. The NDIS is a new way for people with a disability under the age of 65 to get the care and supports they need.
The NDIS is for people with a permanent and significant disability which impacts on their ability to take part in everyday activities. Find out more about NDIS eligibility.
Supports can be across many areas including employment, early intervention, accommodation, independence, being involved in the community, and more.
The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Australia under the management of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – the agency responsible for delivering the scheme. The rollout is due to be completed by 2020.
Find more information on the NDIS website.
Why was it introduced?
Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia had been a lottery.
People were receiving different levels of support depending on how, when and where their disability was acquired and where they have lived – and not everyone was getting a fair go.
After an enquiry was held, the Federal Government agreed that people with a disability deserved a fairer system, and more control over the services they receive. So in July 2013, the NDIS was introduced.
What does NDIS mean for you
For those just starting their NDIS journey, our team can work with you and your families, to make the transition as uncomplicated as possible.
Our team can assist you to:
- Understand the NDIS and find out if you meet the eligibility criteria
- Identify goals and aspirations that the NDIS will consider funding
- Prepare you for your regular planning meeting with the NDIA staff and help you gather the paperwork you need to make this a smooth process
- You have the opportunity to choose who you want to work with and where this service is going to be delivered
- We can also refer you to other services where you feel that our service isn’t meeting your needs