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 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 NDIS has bipartisan support, so all governments are working together to ensure its success.
The NDIS is partially funded by an increase to the Medicare levy, which means that all of society is contributing toward the funds needed to run the scheme.