National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability which will replace the current disability support system.
People with disability have the right to decide their own best interests, and to have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive. Through the NDIS, people with disability will be able to access the reasonable and necessary supports they need, to live the life they want and achieve their goals and aspirations.
The introduction of the NDIS will significantly increase supports available for people with disability. When the NDIS is fully operational, an estimated 140,000 people with disability in New South Wales will be able to access supports. New South Wales was the first Australian state to sign up to the NDIS and is currently rolling our the NDIS, which will be completed by 30 June 2018.
Rollout of the NDIS in NSW
The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have signed an agreement for how the NDIS will be rolled out across the state between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. With so many people coming into the scheme in such a short time it is important that there is a planned approach to how they access the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Agency
The National Disability Insurance Agency are the Commonwealth Agency that govern the NDIS. For more details about the NDIS across Australia, as well as information about access and eligibility , visit www.ndis.gov.au or call the NDIS Hotline on 1800 800 110.