NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers. It is designed to provide people with the care and support they need to live an ordinary life.

The NDIS is a needs-based scheme that provides funding for supports and services to eligible people with a disability. The NDIS is not means-tested and does not replace existing government services or support.

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, with full rollout expected by July 2020.

The NDIS is designed to provide support for people with a disability to:

• live an ordinary life

• participate in the community

• achieve their goals

• be as independent as possible

• have control over their own lives.

The NDIS will provide funding for a range of supports and services, including:

• personal care and support

• transport

• accommodation

• education

• employment

• health and wellbeing

• recreation and leisure.

The NDIS is not means-tested and does not replace existing government services or support.

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will have an individualised plan that sets out the supports and services you will receive.

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, with full rollout expected by July 2020.

How can the NDIS help me?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with a disability. It is designed to help people with a disability to achieve their goals and live an independent life.

The NDIS provides funding for supports and services that are reasonable and necessary for people with a disability. This funding can be used to purchase services and supports from providers that are registered with the NDIS.

The NDIS can help you to access the healthcare you need. This includes funding for GP visits, hospital stays, specialist appointments, allied health services, and medications.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to access healthcare, the NDIS can help you to cover the costs of transport to and from appointments. The NDIS can also help you to cover the costs of personal care, which may be needed to help you to get dressed, shower, and eat.

The NDIS can help you to access disability-specific healthcare services. These services are provided by organisations that have expertise in supporting people with your type of disability.

If you need support to manage your healthcare, the NDIS can help you to access services that can assist you. These services can help you to make appointments, take medication, and manage your health condition.

The NDIS can help you to access equipment and modifications that you need to live independently and participate in the community. This includes funding for modifications to your home, such as ramps and grab rails, and for equipment such as wheelchairs and communication devices.

If you need support to find and keep a job, the NDIS can help you to access services that can assist you. These services can help you to find a job that suits your skills and interests, and to keep your job.

The NDIS can help you to access services that can support you to live independently. These services can assist you with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and budgeting.

The NDIS can help you to access recreation and leisure activities. This includes funding for memberships, equipment, and transport.

The NDIS can help you to access support services that can assist you in an emergency. These services can help you to contact emergency services, and to get to safety.

The NDIS can help you to access support services that can assist you if you are experiencing violence or abuse. These services can help you to keep yourself safe, and to get the support you need.

The NDIS can help you to access support services that can assist you if you are experiencing mental health issues. These services can help you to get the treatment you need, and to live a healthy life.

What do I need to do to access the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a significant and permanent disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

The NDIS is designed to help people with a disability achieve their goals and participate in the community. It will provide them with the support they need to live an ordinary life, rather than just exist.

The NDIS is not means tested and is not income or asset tested. This means that people with a disability will be able to access the NDIS regardless of their financial circumstances.

To be eligible for the NDIS, you must:

Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or hold a protected special category visa

Be aged under 65 years

Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities

Be likely to require support for your disability for your lifetime

Not have access to supports through another system, such as the Australian public health system or the Australian education system.

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will need to go through an access process. This process will help the NDIA to understand your needs and what kind of support you need.

The access process has two parts:

1. The access request

2. The access interview

The access request is a form that you will need to fill out and submit to the NDIA. This form will ask you about your disability, your current situation and the kind of support you need.

The access interview is a meeting with an NDIA representative. This meeting is an opportunity for you to talk about your needs in more detail and to ask any questions you have about the NDIS.

After the access process is complete, the NDIA will make a decision about your eligibility for the NDIS. If you are found to be eligible, you will be given an NDIS plan. This plan will outline the supports that you are eligible for and how much funding you will receive.

If you are not eligible for the NDIS, the NDIA will provide you with information about other services and supports that may be available to you.