– The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new Australian- wide Approach to providing support to people with disability, their families, and carers. There are 460,000 Australian residents under the age of 65 with a significant disability that will reap the benefits of this scheme, offering them support that is necessary to live an ordinary life.

– By investing in people early, the NDIS hope to improve their overall outcome later in life. This scheme will give people with disability more choice and control over the services they receive.

– The NDIS helps people with disability to:
  • Access mainstream services and supports
  • Access community services and supports
  • Maintain informal support arrangements
  • Receive reasonable necessary funded supports

– NDIS roles out in NSW from July 2017

– The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with disability annually to purchase services and supports that are necessary and realistic to meet their goal and need to live a normal life. By doing this, the NDIS allows people with disability to achieve greater independence and gain a greater connection with their community.

– The NDIA stands for National Disability Insurance
Agency. This agency has been set up to oversee the running of NDIS. It is NDIA who decided who is eligible for NDIS funding. Once NDIA determine eligibility, they assess each person to decide funding allowance for their plan. NDIA assist people with disability to start their agreed services and supports as described in their plan. If needed NDIA offer support with service provider payments.

– If you are already receiving funding through Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC), you should be contacted by NDIA when NDIS is available in your area. If you haven’t been contacted and NDIS is available in your area you should contact NDIS directly. www.ndis.gov.au

– The NDIS provides funding to people between te ages of 0-65, who have a significant or permanent disability and need assistance with daily activities.