Introducing the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new Australian reform designed to support people with a disability. The NDIS uses an insurance approach, a bit like Medicare, to share service and support costs across the wider community.
All Australian tax payers contribute to the scheme, and it’s administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA is a commonwealth level government agency.
The NDIS is designed to achieve two main goals:
- Cover the costs of the reasonable and necessary supports that a person with disability requires based on their personal circumstances, needs and goals.
- Give people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive
People who are eligible work with the NDIS through a planning process, where they can identify their needs and goals, then develop a plan that identifies the disability related support they require.
From personal support, to assistance to access study or a job, the NDIS is all about empowering you to live a full and independent life.
NDIS has commenced rolling out nationally.