The NDIS is a nationwide disability service system that provides funding support to people with a disability. The scheme was launched in 2014 with an expected full rollout in 2018. The scheme has been designed to give people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive, providing eligible individuals with funding based on their personal needs, lifelong goals and aspirations.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the operational body of the NDIS and determines who is eligible to take part in the scheme.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if your:
An Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a special category visa.
Under 65 years old (when you first use the scheme).
Have a permanent or lifelong disability or condition that stops you from doing everyday things yourself.
Your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation.