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What is the NDIS?

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS and was introduced in 2013. The NDIS is a new way for people with a disability under the age of 65 to receive the specialised care and support for their health and wellbeing. Through the NDIS, individuals with a permanent and significant disability can access government funding

Supports can be across many areas including employment, allied health, accommodation, independence, being involved in outdoor activities, sport and community access.

The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Australia under the management of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – the agency responsible for delivering the scheme. The rollout is due to be completed by 2020. Just recently the NDIS has rolled out in Queensland and even more recently in Victoria.

Find more information on the NDIS website.

 

What does the NDIS mean for people with a disability?

The NDIS is designed to provide a more fair and accessible level of services to people with a disability. You will be able to choose what types of supports you will require and then can apply for funding through the NDIS.

The NDIS has resulted in greater choice and control over the disability services you receive. Now people can choose what types of supports they need, how and when they would like to receive these supports and then choose a disability service provider that they prefer.

At Afford, we will work with you to guide you through the NDIS process.

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