The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting eligible Australians living with a permanent or significant disability.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way of providing disability support and takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

How does the NDIS help you?

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary support to Australians with disability, as well as their families and carers so that you can enjoy an improved quality of life.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding support if you:

  • Are an Australian
  • Are aged under 65 years
  • Have a diagnosed disability or a developmental delay for children under the age of 7
  • Have a permanent disability
  • The disability significantly impacts on your daily life
  • May require help from a person or equipment to do everyday things.

Benefits of the NDIS

The NDIS can help because it can provide funding so you can receive supports and services to:

  • Enable you to undertake your daily activities
  • Allow you to access individualised support
  • Assist you to participate more fully in your community
  • Give you more choice and control over the supports you receive
  • Give you more choice and control over who your receive your supports from.

When trying to understand the NDIS it is useful to remember that the NDIS is based on your individual needs. The benefit of the NDIS is that your NDIS plan and goals are tailored to your unique needs and situation.

To learn more about the NDIS, watch the video below.