There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
What does NDIS stand for ?
The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
Am I Eligible For The NDIS Sheme?
There are a number of factors which determine whether you are eligible for support under the NDIS
You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if you are:
Under 65 years of age
An Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
Have a permanent and/or significant disability that impacts your everyday living and requires help from others to do things, equipment or assistive technology.