What is NDIS?

About NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers.

Key points for providers are :

  • People with disability choose the providers they work with
  • Over 460,000 Australians with disability will enter the NDIS in coming years
  • There are growth opportunities for providers who respond to this new demand
  • Resources and tools will be available to help providers adjust to the new market environment.

How to access NDIS?

Those who fulfil the requirements mentioned in eligibility criteria are called as participants. Participants can avail the benefits of NDIS in the form of care and support as per their requirements.


Eligibility for NDIS funding depends upon following conditions:

  • One must be aged between 7 and 65 years.
  • One must be permanent resident or citizen of Australia or holds special category visa.
  • Relying on support from other person due to a permanent and significant disability.
  • Have been using special equipment due to a permanent and significant disability.
  • Need some supports now to reduce your future needs.

What does the NDIS fund?

Funded supports may include:

  • Help with household tasks and personal activities
  • Vehicle and home modifications
  • Mobility equipment and assistive technology
  • Transport to be involved in community, social and employment activities
  • Therapies related to the disability

What doesn’t the NDIS fund?

The NDIS will not fund:

  • Supports that are not related to a person’s disability
  • Supports that are funded by a different mechanism or system, such as Medicare or the Health system
  • Day – to – day living costs that everyone pays for such as food, electricity and water
  • Things that may cause harm

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