The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the Australian Government’s insurance scheme for people with a disability. The NDIS provides financial support to eligible Australians who have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
Who Covers the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is funded through a mix of Commonwealth and state government contributions, as well as participant fees.
The Commonwealth Government is responsible for funding the majority of the NDIS, with states and territories contributing to the costs of delivering support to eligible people who live in their jurisdiction.
Participants also have the option of paying a fee to receive support under the NDIS. This helps to cover the cost of their individual plan and ensures that everyone contributes to the Scheme. Fees are set on a sliding scale and are based on each person’s capacity to pay.
Who Benefits from the NDIS?
Selectability NDIS Mackay explains that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) helps people with a disability to live an independent life by providing them with the support they need. The NDIS also supports their families and carers.
The NDIS gives people with a disability more choice and control over the support they receive. It also gives them more opportunity to participate in the community.
The NDIS is designed to meet the needs of people with a disability, not just those who are eligible for government assistance. This means that it is not means-tested and everyone who meets the eligibility criteria can access the scheme.
The NDIS is funded by the Australian Government and is available to all Australians who have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability.
Here are some important things to note
- The NDIS also provides support for carers and families of people with a disability.
- The NDIS is a needs-based scheme, which means that it provides funding based on an individual’s assessed needs and goals.
- The NDIS is not means-tested, which means that it is available to all eligible Australians, regardless of their income or assets.
- The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which is an independent Commonwealth Government agency.
If you are an eligible Australian, you can access the NDIS by contacting the NDIA and registering for the Scheme.
You can also find out more about the NDIS by visiting the NDIA website or calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110.