What is the NDIS?

|What is the NDIS?
What is the NDIS?2018-09-13T14:10:24+00:00

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS is a new way of providing people with a disability better choice & control on how they live their lives.

Funded by the Federal Government, the NDIS provides individualised funding packages that people can use to purchase supports & equipment they need to achieve their goals & live a better life. Through the NDIS, eligible people are provided with a funding package based on an assessment & planning process which identifies reasonable & necessary supports needed for them to live their life. Supports may help you achieve goals in many different areas of your life including independence, community involvement, education, employment & health & wellbeing.

The NDIS gives you more choice & control to get the supports that you need, when & where you need them. It provides you with flexibility to use one provider or many providers. Whatever you prefer! You can even choose a provider who can help you manage your funds if you need help.

Who Is Eligible For The NDIS?

Eligibility will depend on a participant’s age & whether they meet the requirements for disability support. To check if you are eligible for funding under the NDIS, you can use the NDIS My Access Checker tool or contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) directly.

 

What Is The NDIA?

  • The NDIA is the agency created to roll out the NDIS across Australia. The NDIA can assist you with:
  • Information & referrals
  • Identifying the supports you need & planning your individual support
  • Developing your plan
  • Building community awareness & capacity

Why Choice & Control Australia?

It’s all in the name! The NDIS is all about your choice & your control when accessing your supports both now & in the future. At Job Centre Australia’s Choice & Control program, we listen & work with you & the people who are important in your life to develop & provide person centred, flexible supports that work for you.

Our Service Areas

Current Service Areas

  • Central Coast
  • Lower Hunter
  • Sydney North

 July 1st, 2017

  • Patterson
  • South Eastern
  • Hastings

 July 1st, 2018

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

 January 1st, 2019

  • Sunshine Coast

Moving To The NDIS

If you have not received funding from the government before, the first thing for you to do will be to check your eligibility for the Scheme. If you are eligible, you will need to apply to the NDIA to become a new entrant into the Scheme. You can do this online through the NDIS Access Checklist or you can call or visit the NDIA office. If you are already receiving funding through the government, the organisation that is currently supporting you will pass on your details to the NDIA who will then contact you to start the NDIS process.

Want to know more?

For more information or to get involved, please contact us today!
Phone 1800 826 119 or complete our contact form here and we’ll get back to you.