What is the NDIS?

The The government supports disabled people by paying for the disability supports they need to live a good life.National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS supports disabled people by making sure you get the disability Help or assistance.supportand When a company or person gives you or the community something you need. Example: Taxis are a service because they support people to get from one place to another.servicesyou need.

In this 4 minute video disabled young people talk about what the NDIS is.

The NDIS supports disabled people to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Be When you can do something by yourself, without support from other people. Example: living by yourself.
    so that you can do things by yourself or with less help
  • Get information about the services in your area
  • Access services like sports clubs and art groups

Through the NDIS you can get the supports that you need because of your disability. The NDIS will pay for these supports.

Everyone is different so everyone gets different support.

In this 4 minute video disabled young people share some of their NDIS supports.

Who can join the NDIS?

To join the NDIS the law says you must:

  • Be under 65 years old
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Have a A disability that you will have for your whole life. Example: Cerebral Palsy does not go away.permanent disability that affects how you do some things like:

    • Get from one place to another
    • Communicate
    • Look after yourself
    • Go to school
    • Work

You may still be able to join the NDIS if you do not meet the above. Call the NDIS team on 1800 800 110 to ask.

People who do not get a NDIS plan can still get help to access other services that are not part of the NDIS.

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If you want to learn more about how you can join the NDIS you can click on the links below.

These links have more detailed and Hard to understand.complexinformation. 

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Getting NDIS support

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