The NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In a nutshell it will support hundreds and thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability. This will help many families and their carers.

https://www.ndis.gov.au

This link above is taken from the NDIS site where you will find more information about the scheme and what areas it will also be rolling out to, just by clicking on what state you live in within Australia.

Each NDIS Participant will have their own goals they want to achieve. Each Participant then chooses which provider to purchase supports from.

The information below has been taken from the NDIS Portal.

Each NDIS Participant will have their own goals they want to achieve. Each Participant then chooses which provider to purchase supports from.

The information below has been taken from the NDIS Portal.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been trialled in selected Australian sites over the past three years. It is now providing funding packages to more than 25,000 Australians under 65 who have a permanent impairment that substantially reduces their intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical, psychological and social functioning.

The number receiving the packages is expected to grow to about 460,000 when the scheme becomes fully operational in July 2019. When NDIS participants turn 65, they have the option to stay in the scheme or receive support through aged care services. People who develop impairments from 65 years onwards receive aged care support.

There are 4.3 million Australians aged 16 to 65 with disability and many will not meet the criteria to be eligible for the NDIS. They may still receive assistance through the scheme’s newly introduced program providing information, linkages and referrals to connect people with disability, their families and carers with community and mainstream supports.

The NDIS will not replace the Disability Support Pension, which provides income support through Centrelink to people aged 16 to 65 who are unable to work because of their disability. The NDIS provides additional funding to meet the special needs of a person with disability, such as to buy a wheelchair or have assistance at home.

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