The National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS is a new way of delivering individualised supports and links to health and community services. This gives choice and control to people living with a disability, as well as a lifetime approach to meeting a person's needs.
It is expected to support 460,000 Australians living with a disability when it's fully rolled out. The transition on the Sunshine Coast is starting on January 1 2019, with many people completing their registration to the scheme now.
The NDIS will:
- be a single national system
- be administered by a Commonwealth statutory authority, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
- have no impact on the Disability Support Pension and is not a means-tested entitlement
- double the financial resources committed to disability
- substantially increase the disability workforce
- meet many unmet needs, such as equipment, home modifications, coordination and respite
The National Disability Insurance Agency is the best source of information about how the NDIS works - see www.ndis.gov.au with the latest updates available from NDIS News page at ndis.gov.au or by calling 1800 800 110