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).
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
- Find your Local Area Coordinator – gov.au/contact/locations
Local Area Coordinators mentioned above work for various Partners in Community organisations.
- Find your local Partner in the Community Organisation – gov.au/understanding/ndis-rollout/queensland
More InformationCarers Qld – Local Area Coordinators
Carers Qld – Qld and the NDIS
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the NDIS