The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established by the Australian Government to give people with disability a greater choice and control over the support they receive. This support can be assistance or products that help a person in their daily life and helps them participate in the community and reach their goals.
- National: The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories
- Disability: The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
- Insurance: The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
- Scheme: The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
What Does The NDIS Fund?
The NDIS will fund “reasonable and necessary” supports that are related to someones disability and help them:
- pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations;
- increase their independence;
- increase social and economic participation; and
- develop their capacity to actively take part in the community
The NDIA Price Guide provides a comprehensive and itemised list of supports the NDIS will fund. The following items provide an overview of types of support that the NDIS may fund for participants:
- Daily living
- Health and well being