The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provides information and services, connections and funding for people with disabilities. Individualised support and services are provided for eligible Australians with permanent disabilities who require assistance on a daily basis. The scheme is administered by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).
Your personalised NDIS plan will outline the kind of support services, assistive technology, or treatments you require to achieve your personal goals and live a full and independent life. The NDIS funds ‘reasonable and necessary supports’ to help you achieve these goals.
To be eligible for NDIS support, you must:
– Be under 65 years of age
– Be an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder
– Meet the disability or early intervention requirements.
If you are over the age of 65, the NDIS does not provide assistance as there is support available through the Commonwealth Aged Care system.
For more details about eligibility for NDIS, visit the NDIS website
Assistive Technology and NDIS
A great resource for Australians with a disability is the NDIS Assistive Technology program. NDIS Assistive Technology covers a wide range of products. It can include simple tools to help you hold things in your hand, safety features installed in your home, or technological devices like wheelchairs.