NDIS – Overview

NDIS and the NDIA

The NDIS provides funding to eligible participants for supports and services. The funding may be for Assistance or products that help a person in their daily life and help them participate in the community and reach their goals.

What does NDIS mean?

  • National: The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.
  • Disability: The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
  • Insurance: The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
  • Scheme: The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.

Reference: NDIS.gov.au – What is the NDIS

What is the NDIA?

NDIA stands for the National Disability Insurance Insurance Agency. This is the Commonwealth government agency responsible for implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIS Access

Help to Access or Engage with NDIA or NDIS

NDIA has Local Area Coordinators (LAC) throughout Australia to assist people with disability to engage with NDIS

Local Area Coordinators mentioned above work for various Partners in Community organisations.

More Information

Carers Qld – Local Area Coordinators
Carers Qld – Qld and the NDIS
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the NDIS
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