The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded program designed to provide support and services for individuals with permanent and significant disabilities in Australia. It operates on an individualized funding model, allowing participants to choose and manage their support to meet their specific needs and goals.
To be eligible for the NDIS, a person must be under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to participate fully in everyday activities. The eligibility criteria consider the impact of the disability on functional capacity and support needs.
The NDIS provides a wide range of support and services to enhance the independence, well-being, and social inclusion of participants. These may include assistance with personal care, mobility aids, therapy services, supported accommodation, employment support, and more.
To apply for the NDIS, you need to complete an Access Request Form and provide evidence of your disability and its impact on your life. This information will be assessed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to determine your eligibility for the scheme.
Yes, the NDIS is built on the principle of choice and control. As an NDIS participant, you have the freedom to choose the disability support providers and services that best suit your needs and preferences. This allows you to build a support network that aligns with your goals and aspirations.