(National Disability Insurance Scheme)

So what is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or the NDIS, is designed for people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS takes a long term approach to investing in people with a disability, by supporting them to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

The NDIS provides recipients with a personalized funding package, or allocation, offering  greater choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided.

It will help you to access mainstream or community services and supports, maintain your informal support arrangements and access funded supports that are necessary for you.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.

The NDIS started in July 2013 as a trial in four locations, and there are now trial sites in all states and territories. Roll out of the full scheme in all states and territories (except Western Australia) will start progressively from July 2016.

You can find out more about the NDIS at www.ndis.gov.au or call the information line on 1800 800 110.