What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of funding disability support in Australia and provides funding based on a person’s individual needs and goals.

The NDIS supports people with disability to access the support they need to live how they choose and participate as citizens in the community.

The scheme is based on insurance principles and aims to invest in people early to improve their life outcomes and potentially reduce the amount of support needed across the lifespan 

NDIS Planners, also known as Local Area Coordinators (LACs), work with each person to develop a plan based on their day-to-day needs and longer-term goals. From this plan, funding is provided for the reasonable and necessary supports to ensure people can have their needs met and work towards achieving their goals.

Support is considered reasonable and necessary when it is:
•    related to a person’s disability
•    offers good value for money
•    likely to be effective and beneficial, and
•    takes into account existing support received from family members, carers and the community.

The NDIS does not pay for day-to-day living costs, such as food, bills and other personal expenses. These costs are paid for by a person's income or pension.

Contact us to ask a question about the NDIS.

 

 For further information about the NDIS in Victoria, visit the NDIS website.