The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS connects and supports.
The NDIS is a national scheme to provide targeted support and better co-ordination and access to services for people with disability. It is a single national system, which means regardless of what kind of disability you have and where you live, you will be able to equally access existing services.
The choice and control the NDIS offers means you can work with your own carers or with registered external carers and supports. You and your family have more control over choosing the services that work best for you and get the support you need. It’s a huge change to the way disability support services are delivered.
You are eligible for the NDIS if you:
- Are under 65 when you make your application
- Are an Australian Citizen or resident or permanent visa holder
- Meet the disability or early intervention requirements
Please note: people currently receiving specialist disability supports in NSW who meet the age and disability eligibility requirements for the NDIS will be able to access the NDIS in NSW, regardless of their residential or visa status.
Who will decide if I can access the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the agency responsible for implementing the NDIS and determining your eligibility for access to the NDIS.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, you can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 to submit an access request form, or visit the national NDIS website.
How do I know if I am eligible for the NDIS?
The NDIA set the access requirements to determine participant’s eligibility.
To help you understand if you are eligible under the scheme, the NDIS website contains a toll called NDIS Access Checklist.
What will happen to people aged 65 and over?
To access the NDIS, you must be under 65 years of age when you enter the scheme.
If you are aged 65 years or over and currently receive NSW Government Disability supports, you will not be disadvantaged. You will continue to receive supports that achieve similar outcomes to those you are currently receiving. These supports will be managed by the Commonwealth.
If you turn 65 after you enter the NDIS, you can choose to continue to receive support under the NDIS or choose to receive support through the aged care system.
Find registered service providers
A provider is an organisation delivering a support or a product to a participant of the NDIS. Organisations can apply to be a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Registered providers of supports have met requirements regarding qualifications, approvals, experience and capacity for the approved supports.
Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care Program Inc. is a registered provider and will offer the following service under the NDIS:
- Co-ordination of supports
- Assist-Life stage, transition
- Daily tasks / shared living
- Development – life skills
- Participate community
- Assist personal activities
- Household tasks
- Group centre activities
- Plan management