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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in July 2013, following years of discussion about the need for a major reform of disability services in Australia to address inequity in funding and services across the states. The NDIS have pledged that no-one will be worse off under the new system. In fact, many people with a disability will be able to access services they never have before.
The NDIS focuses on the person with a disability across their whole-of-life. For the first time, people with a disability in Australia will get to choose where and how to access their supports. Funding will go directly to the individual to choose the services they need, rather than funding being directly applied to service providers. A plan is created for each eligible NDIS participant based on specific individual needs and progress goals.
The NDIS is rolling out progressively throughout Australia, starting with a number of trial sites and will be fully implemented by 2019. It is important to note that NDIS funding will replace current disability services funding.
Previously each state and territory has managed disability support themselves, and the system was underfunded, unfair, fragmented, inefficient and gave people with disability little choice.
The NDIS is a federally managed and funded safety net, providing a nationally consistent, lifetime commitment to supports for people with a disability in their everyday life.
There are a number of factors which determine whether people will be eligible for support under the NDIS when it rolls.
You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if:
Or you need to meet the early intervention requirements: