What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
The NDIS is a new way of providing people with disability across Australia with support to meet their disability needs and link with their community.
The scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities. This includes people whose disability is an intellectual, sensory or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition.
Under the NDIS, people who meet the eligibility criteria (called participants) will be able to access supports that are related to their disability, useful, good value and fair (reasonable and necessary supports) in order to live in the community and work towards their goals and aspirations. Disability supports will be provided over a person’s life time.
Participants will have choice and control over their disability supports, including being able to choose who provides supports and how they are delivered and managed.