The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a newly established scheme for people with a disability under the age of 65 to receive the specialized care and support for their health and wellbeing.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS and came into effect in 2013. The scheme is overseen by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and allows people with a permanent and significant disability to access funding for enhancement in their lives.

The NDIS focuses on an individual with a disability and provides each person with the choice to decide where and how to use their funding supported by government. Supports can be across many areas including personal care, employment, health, accommodation, independence, outdoor activities, sport, community access and other needs and desires.

In the NDIS planning, funding goes directly to the individual to allocate spending on the services they need from the provider of their choice. A plan is created for each eligible NDIS participant based on their specific individual needs, wants and goals.

For more information, please visit www.ndis.gov.au

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