The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) brings significant change for People with a disability, disability service providers, and the broader community. People with disability will be able to exercise greater choice and control over the supports they receive and who they receive them from.
The NDIS means significant differences in the way resources are made available to people with disability. The scheme is currently being trialed throughout many parts of Australia.
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is a nationwide disability service system that provides funding support to people with a disability. The scheme was launched in 2014 with an expected full rollout in 2018. The scheme has been designed to give people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive, providing eligible individuals with funding based on their personal needs, lifelong goals and aspirations.
Who Is Eligible for NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the operational body of the NDIS and determines who is eligible to take part in the scheme.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if your:
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a special category visa.
- Under 65 years old (when you first use the scheme).
- Have a permanent or lifelong disability or condition that stops you from doing everyday things yourself.
- Your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation.