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The main objective of the NDIS is to provide all Australians who acquire a permanent disability before the age of 65 which substantially impacts how they manage everyday activities with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life

Objectives of the scheme outlined in the NDIS Act include:-

supporting the independence and social and economic participation of people with disabilityproviding reasonable and necessary supports, including early intervention supports, for participants enabling people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports facilitating the development of a nationally consistent approach to the access to, and the planning and funding of, supports for people with disability and promoting the provision of high quality and innovative supports to people with disability.

What is the NDIS?

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fullyrolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

 Am I eligible for the NDIS 

You may be eligible to participate in the NDIS if:

  • you have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in every day activities
  • you are aged between 7 and 65 when entering the scheme
  • you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or have a Permanent or Special Category visa; and live in Australia where the NDIS is available.The NDIS Websitehas an eligibility checklist to assist you.You can also call the NDIS on1800 800 110 What services and support will the NDIS fund? The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include:
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Social Participation
  • Independence
  • Living arrangements
  • Health and Well being

Who is responsible for the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent Commonwealth government agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.To find out everything you and those who care for you need to know about the NDIS please theirWebsite.

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