Top NDIS FAQ’s
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What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. It’s a new way for people with a disability, under the age of 65, to get the care and supports they need.
The NDIS is for people with a permanent and significant disability which impacts on their ability to take part in everyday activities.
If you are eligible, you will work out what reasonable and necessary supports you need to live your life and achieve your goals. You’ll then receive funding to pay for these supports.
Find more information on the NDIS website.
When was the NDIS introduced?
In July 2013, the NDIS was introduced and was rolled out across Australia over a number of years.
The rollout was completed in mid 2020.
What is the NDIA?
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency.
It is a government agency and its role is to implement and manage the NDIS and make sure people with disability continue to get the support they need.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
If you answer yes to all the questions below, you may be eligible for a NDIS Plan.
I am aged between 7 and 65.
I am an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Special Category Visa holder.
I live in Australia.
I have a disability caused by a permanent impairment.
I usually need disability-specific supports to complete daily life activities.
Early intervention requirements
I need some supports now to reduce your future need for support.
I need some supports now for your family to build their skills to help you.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
Eligibility for the NDIS depends on a few different things such as:
Age: You need to be under 65 years at the time of your application
Residency: You need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.
Disability: You must have a permanent disability that significantly affects how you can communicate, move, care for yourself, or manage your life.
Early Intervention: You might be eligible if early intervention would substantially improve your functioning, or delay or decrease a decline in functioning, for you or your child.
For more information, visit Am I eligible
What does the NDIS fund?
With the NDIS, you will work out what reasonable and necessary supports you need to live your life and achieve your goals. You’ll then receive funding to pay for these supports.
Reasonable and necessary supports help someone with a disability to:
pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations.
increase their independence.
increase social and economic participation, and
develop their capacity to actively take part in the community.
This support may include education, employment, community and social participation, independence, living arrangements, and health and well-being.