The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new method of supporting Australians with a permanent or significant disability, giving them the opportunity to build skills for everyday tasks or to re-join the workforce and engage with the community.
The NDIS aims to improve the outcomes of those with a disability later in life by investing in the initial stages of their journey to better health. About 460,000 Australians with a disability under 65 years old are expected to be part of the long-term disability care and support scheme.
As part of the NDIS, you’ll receive a tailored plan to ensure you receive the support you need and to help you identify and reach your goals, whether they be starting studies, securing a job, joining a social group or simply providing personal care to assist with everyday tasks.
In order to start receiving NDIS services you need to have your eligibility assessed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Please refer to the NDIS Eligibility Checklist – https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible