EXPLAINED: The National Disability Insurance Scheme

THE National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

It will move the disability sector away from eight separate State and Territory funding schemes to one national scheme.

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Funding will be individualised for people with disabilities based on their needs.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

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As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

A series of planning and eligibility assessments will be conducted to determine funding.

Once enrolled in the NDIS, there will be no need to "reprove" funding.
 



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