The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals.
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who havepermanent 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.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
Reasonable and necessary supports can be funded by the NDIS in a participant's plan to enable them to achieve their goals. These goals may relate to a range domains including education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.
Reasonable and necessary supports
The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing. In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support or service:
- must be related to a participant’s disability
- must not include day-to-day living costs not related to your disability support needs, such as groceries
- should represent value for money
- must be likely to be effective and work for the participant, and
- should take into account support given to you by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community
the NDIS website has alot more helpful detailed information on how the NDIS can help you.
Please visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/supports-funded-ndis to find out more