The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) significantly changes the way people access disability services and support in Australia. ​The scheme replaces the current disability services funding and provides individualised support for eligible people with a permanent and significant disability, and their families and carers. The NDIS has been rolling out national-wide since 2013 and will be fully implemented by 2019 – giving many people with disability access to support and services they never had before. By the time it is rolled out across Australia, the NDIS will provide support for approximately 460,000 people with a disability under the age of 65.

How does the NDIS work?

​The NDIS is an insurance policy that takes a lifetime approach to support funding. It aims to invest in disability supports as early as possible to improve your outcomes later in life. The scheme is managed and implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA are responsible for deciding if you’re eligible for funding under the NDIS, assessing your application for support as well as deciding how much funding you’ll receive. ​The agencies decisions are based on the legislation called the NDIS Act 2013, which sets out the NDIS rules and guidelines on what supports, and services are reasonable and necessary for the NDIS to fund. Looking to become NDIS Ready? Consult our specialists today!