Also called

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme

Description

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people aged under 65 years with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

When it is fully implemented (by 2019), the NDIS will work with people with a disability, and their families and carers, to identify what support they need to reach their goals in independence, health and wellbeing, involvement in the community, education and employment.

Services provided

  • Assessing how well the person’s current supports are working
  • Funding of reasonable and necessary supports such as:
    • therapies
    • equipment
    • home modifications
    • mobility equipment
    • taking part in community activities
    • assistance with employment
  • Support plan development
  • Referrals to existing community services

Eligibility

If eligibility requirements are met, the NDIS is available to any adult (under 65 years old) with a disability or any child with developmental delay.

How to access

 To find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Costs

Calls to the 1800 number are free for Victorians.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.

Website

NDIS