What is the NDIS?

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national program designed to provide people with disability choice and control to purchase the supports they require to work towards their goals.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national program designed to provide people with disability choice and control to purchase the supports they require to work towards their goals. It is recognition that disability-related supports are an entitlement. Individuals are given the opportunity to discuss their needs, wants and desires to identify goals specific to them. These goals create a guide for supports the individual requires to help them reach them.

NDIS Funding

The NDIS is designed to provide funding for reasonable and necessary supports, which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.

NDIS will fund supports to:

  • Help you to reach your goals
  • Support you to gain skills and confidence to gain employment
  • Enable you to participate in the community (social and economic), and
  • Increase your independence

The NDIS will not fund supports and services that are funded under mainstream services, but they will help a person with disability connect to those services.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the NDIS, you must:

  • Be under the age of 65 when first applying to become a participant
  • Have a significant and permanent disability that considerably reduces your functional capacity
  • Require supports now to reduce your future needs such as early intervention supports
  • Live in Australia, be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected Special Category Visa holder

How to Apply

  • Contact the NDIA for an Access request form on 1800 800 110
  • Read providing evidence to understand the type of evidence required to support an access request

If you would like help to prepare for your NDIS planning meeting, please call us on (03) 9689 3437 or contact us using the form below for a free one-on-one session.