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National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new method of supporting Australians with a permanent or significant disability, giving them the opportunity to build skills for everyday tasks or to rejoin the workforce and engage with the community.

The NDIS aims to improve the outcomes of those with a disability later in life by investing in the initial stages of their journey to better health.

As part of the NDIS, you'll receive a tailored plan to ensure you receive the support you need and to help you identify and reach your goals, whether they be starting studies, securing a job, joining a social group or simply providing personal care to assist with everyday tasks.

To access the NDIS you need to meet the following requirements:

  • have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
  • be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme
  • be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa
  • live in an area where the NDIS is available.

You can visit https://ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist.html to use the NDIS Access Checklist to find out if you can access the NDIS and register your interest.

Please visit the NDIS website for more information https://www.ndis.gov.au/    

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