NDIS – Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded scheme that provides community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. If you are living with disability and meet the access requirements, you can become a participant in the NDIS.
We are an Australia wide NDIS provider, Currently, OzWool is an approved provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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What is the NDIS
The NDIS is a new way to help people under 65 with disability get care and supports.
The NDIS also helps families and carers with information about services to support people with disability.
When people get help from the NDIS they can enjoy an ordinary life now and as their life changes.
The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
There are many benefits of NDIS. The NDIS will help people with a disability achieve their goals through accessing there own national disability insurance scheme funding.
This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with a disability.
How do I get Disability Insurance
To become an NDIS participant a person must:
Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa, and Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
The NDIS is being introduced progressively around Australia from 1 July 2016.
Can I still receive support if I do not meet the access requirements for the NDIS?
A person does not have to be an NDIS participant to receive support from the NDIS.
The NDIS will connect people with disability, their families and carers, including people who are not NDIS participants, to disability and mainstream supports in their community.
To find out more about information, links and referrals to community and mainstream support services visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.