NDIS Overview

What is the NDIS?

NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, is an Australian scheme, is designed to assist people with intellectual, sensory, physiologically,  and cognitive disabilities under the age of 65 years, along with their family and caretakers. The NDIS is presently been rolled out throughout Australia. 

NDIS provides funding to people with disability to access the support and services they need to live life independently. NDIS Participants use this funding to purchase support and service that enables them to attain their goals. Their goals might include like getting a job, making friends, or participating in a local community activity. NDIS Participants or their support coordinator control the support they receive, when they receive it, and how they receive it. 

It should be noted that NDIS cannot provide the support that is the responsibility of another government system or community service, Also, not related to a person’s disability

What supports will the NDIS fund?

Following are the support that NDIS may fund for their participants:

  • Daily personal activity.
  • Access to transport enables people with disability to participate in social, economic, and daily life activities.
  • Therapeutic support along with behavioural support.
  • Assistance with the household task to enable participants to maintain their home environment. 
  • Home modification, design, and construction.
  • Mobility Equipment, and
  • Vehicle Modification

Are you eligible for the NDIS?

To become the NDIS Participants, the patient needs to ensure that they meet all the following criteria.:

  • Are aged less than 65 years when they first join the NDIS.
  • Are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent VISA or special category support VISA. The scheme is also entitled to people living in New Zealand, providing they hold a special category VISA. 
  • You need to have a permanent and significant disability that prevents you to perform regular activities by yourself. This also includes disabilities that are episodic, such as people who suffer from a significant and lifelong physiological disability.
  • Living in Australia when NDIS is available.
  • You can also access for early intervention if you find that your child’s ability develops.

The Code of Conduct

The code of conduct enables workers and providers who deliver NDIS Participants to: