About NDIS

About the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (also called the NDIS) is the new way of providing support to Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals, including independence, community involvement, education, employment and health and wellbeing.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.

Why do we need the NDIS?

People with disability have the same right as other Australians to decide their best interests and to have choice and control over their lives.

The NDIS recognises that everyone’s needs and goals are different.

The NDIS provides people with individualised support and the flexibility to manage their supports to help them achieve their goals and enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS replaces a disability system that was unfair and inefficient with a new, national system that is world-leading, equitable and sustainable.

This provides certainty and consistency for people with disability, their families and carers.

Australians will now have peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a significant disability that is likely to be with them for life they will get the support they need, when they need it.

Advanced Personal Care and NDIS

Start your NDIS journey with Advanced Personal Care, an approved NDIS service provider.

Advance Personal Care can explain how the NDIS works, help you find out if you’re eligible, and guide you through the application process. If your application is approved, we can then provide you with a range of disability services under the scheme.

The NDIS offers an opportunity to really think about what you want from life, and guarantee the supports you receive are helping you get there. Before you get started, we recommend taking the time to think through your current supports and talk to family and friends to choose what you want out of the NDIS.

You can also talk to one of our planners to help you decide on the best supports. Your planner will talk with you about everything from your strengths, abilities and opportunities for development to your needs for daily living and participation in the community. Together you can identify the reasonable and necessary supports that are required to make progress towards your goals.

Am I eligible?

To become an NDIS participant a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
  • Be aged 6 to 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available (the NDIS is being introduced gradually around Australia from 1 July 2016)

For more information about NDIS

www.ndis.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 800 110

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