What is the NDIS?

NDIS, full form, National Disability Insurance Scheme, is a national scheme introduced by the Australian Government to provide financial support and assistance to people with disability, their families, and caretakers. Other than this, the main aim of introducing the NDIS scheme is to motivate people with disability to work towards their life goals, to identify the disability-related support they need to pursue their goals, and to choose the best NDIS provider who is committed to helping their clients to meet their goals and ensures that they get the right disability support service.  

What assistance does NDIS provide to people with disability?

NDIS assist people with disability to:

  • Access mainstream services, including health, housing, and education.
  • Access community activities, including libraries and sporting clubs.
  • Maintain informal support with family, friends, and relatives.
NDIS Melbourne Disability Service
What type of supports will the NDIS fund for

What type of supports will the NDIS fund for?

The different types of support NDIS funds to its participants include the following:

  • Daily personal activity.
  • Access to transportation to help people with disability to participate in social, economic, and daily life activities.
  • Therapeutic support along with behavioural support.
  • Assistance with the household task to enable participants to maintain their home environment. 
  • Home modification, design, and construction.
  • Mobility Equipment, and
  • Vehicle Modification

Am I Eligible For The NDIS?

To access the NDIS support and service, people with disability need to meet the following requirements:

  • Living in an area where NDIS is available.
  • Having a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to perform daily activities.
  • You must be less than 65 years old to access the NDIS scheme.
  • Be an Australian citizen, or hold a Permanent Category Visa or Protected Special Category Visa.
  • Looking for support from someone or equipment that assists you in performing your daily activities.
  • Early Intervention is also possible if you find that your child’s disability has developed.