What is the NDIS and who is it for?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of funding services and support for people with permanent and significant disability in Australia. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.

If you have a disability that is likely to be permanent and significant you can receive funding from the NDIS. You must also be under 65 years old and live in Australia (and be a citizen or permanent resident). People who currently receive state-funded specialist disability support services will transition to the NDIS and will be contacted by the NDIA. Your existing supports will continue until you transition to the NDIS.