There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established in 2013 and is a new way of assisting people with a disability to get the support they need, achieve their human rights, and participate in the social and economic life of the nation. The NDIS’ central objective is for people with disability to achieve their life goals.
How the NDIS works
For way too long, people with disability have not had a say in what service they received, by whom, or where or when they were able to receive them. The NDIS radically changes this by giving choice and control to participants to make decisions about what services and supports will help them achieve their goals.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
An NDIS participant must:
• Be an Australian citizen or resident,or a permanent visa holder.
• Be under 65 years old.
• Live in an area where the NDIS is available.
• Have a permanent disability.
How do I receive funding and care?
Before you can receive NDIS funding you need to be assessed by the NDIS Assessment Team.
The assessment is free.
You can arrange to be assessed by:
• Visiting your Dr to get a referral or
• Phone NDIS on 1800 800 110
Contact our professional and personable team today.
We are here to listen and answer all your questions.