What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Many people are asking, what is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to help Australians under 65 years of age with a permanent and significant disability get the care and supports they need to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The NDIS is designed to achieve two main goals:

  • Cover the costs of the reasonable and necessary supports that a person with disability needs based on their personal situation, needs and goals.
  • Give people with a disability greater choice and control over the supports they receive: eg. which supports, where when and how.

People who are eligible for the NDIS are referred to as Participants. To access the NDIS, participants go through a planning process where they identify their needs and goals, and develop a plan that specifies the supports they need. The plan must be approved by the NDIA for funding.

Find out more at the national NDIS website. or get in touch with Inspiro here.

Read next: 

Who can access the NDIS and who is eligible for the NDIS?

Are people aged over 65 eligible for the NDIS?

How do you access the NDIS?

What does the NDIS pay for?

What doesn’t the NDIS pay for?

What NDIS supports / services does Inspiro provide?

What happens when you join the NDIS and what to do if you're not happy with your plan?

How is the funding in NDIS plans managed?

Getting started with Inspiro – call 9738 8801


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What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) newsletter 

Inspiro provides National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services to the outer east and outer south eastern suburbs of Melbourne including but no limited to: Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, The Basin, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.