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The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. 

What is the NDIS? 

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years the NDIS will provide an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

Am I eligible? 

The NDIS is only available to people who have a disability caused by a permanent impairment . The impairment may be intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical, or psychosocial.

Where to get help?

If you have questions about how to use your NDIS funds, your NDIS planner or LAC can provide advice and support to help you do the right thing. 

What types of supports are funded? 

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities

  • transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities

  • workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market

  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support

  • help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment

  • help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training

  • home modification design and construction

  • mobility equipment, and

  • vehicle modifications.

What supports are not funded? 
The NDIS Act and the rules made under the NDIS Act also tell us which supports will not be funded by the NDIS.

The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:

  • the responsibility of another government system or community service

  • not related to a person’s disability

  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant's support needs, or

  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others.

For any other detailed information about the NDIS, visit National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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