The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. It’s a new way for people with a disability, under the age of 65, to get the care and supports they need.
The NDIS is for people with a permanent and significant disability which impacts on their ability to take part in everyday activities.
If you are eligible, you will work out what reasonable and necessary supports you need to live your life and achieve your goals. You’ll then receive funding to pay for these supports.
Find more information on the NDIS website.
Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia had been a lottery.
The funding you received depended on how, when and where you acquired your disability, as well as where you lived. Some people got enough funding, some people got none! Really, it was all just a bit unfair!
So, after they held an enquiry, the Federal Government agreed that people with a disability deserved a fairer system. And, more control!
And in July 2013, the NDIS was introduced.
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency.
It is a government agency and its role is to implement and manage the NDIS and make sure people with disability continue to get the support they need.
Yes, Posity was one of the first service providers to provide NDIS supports.
We have been providing NDIS supports since 2013, and we since that time we have supported thousands of people with their NDIS plans.
The rollout is due to be completed by 2020.
Until the scheme has been rolled out in your area, existing Commonwealth, state and territory government funded disability services will continue.