What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
The NDIS has empowered people living with disability by guiding them to establish goals in their life, and identifying the supports required to achieve those goals. The NDIS also allows participants to choose their own service provider and decide how and when they want to receive their supports.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS you must meet these criteria:
- aged between 7 and 65,
- an Australian citizen or,
- a Special or Permanent Category Visa holder or,
- have a permanent disability.
Determine your eligibility here.
How does the NDIS work?
Individuals apply for access through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). If you are eligible, you will be granted NDIS Access and the NDIA will arrange a planning meeting with you to help understand your goals and circumstances, which will determine your funding plan.
What services and supports can I access under the NDIS?
Participants receive funding in their plans to access ‘reasonable and necessary’ services and supports to help achieve their goals.
Will my funding roll-over if I don’t use it over 12 months?
Not generally. Your plan is reviewed every 12 months, and funding is adjusted based on your circumstances.