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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It’s a 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.

If you are eligible, you will work out what reasonable and necessary supports you need to live your life and achieve your goals. You’ll then receive funding to pay for these supports.

Find more information on the NDIS website.

Why was the NDIS introduced?

Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia was a bit of a raffle. A raffle where the funding you received depended on how, when and where you acquired your disability, as well as where you lived. Some people got enough funding, some people didn’t. It was an unfair system and left some people very vulnerable.

The Federal Government held an enquiry and came to an agreement that people with a disability deserved a fairer system, with more control over their own lives.

The NDIS was introduced in July 2013. It took a while but the rollout across the country was completed mid 2020.

What supports can you receive through the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding for lots of different services which might include:.

  • daily personal activities
  • transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
  • workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • home modification design and construction
  • mobility equipment, and
  • vehicle modifications.

You will get to choose when and where you receive these supports and which disability service providers you work with.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

Eligibility for the NDIS depends on a few different things such as:

  • Age: You need to be under 65 years at the time of your application
  • Residency: You need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa
  • Disability: You must have a permanent disability that significantly affects how you can communicate, move, care for yourself, or manage your life.