An overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gives people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive.
It provides eligible people with funding based on their personal needs, goals and aspirations.
Launched by the Australian Federal Government in 2013, the NDIS is similar to Medicare in that the costs for disability care are shared amongst the community.
This new scheme is a big change from what we had before. So there’s a strong focus on ensuring people with a disability continue to get the support they need.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for rolling the system out across Australia.
For more information, read about the trial and roll out.
Why was the NDIS introduced?
Before the NDIS was introduced, it was clear that people with a disability needed a fairer system.
An enquiry found that the support available for people with a disability varied a lot – and many people weren’t able to maximise the benefits.
So in July 2013, the Federal Government introduced the NDIS to make access to services more consistent and equitable.
What does the NDIS mean for people with a disability?
For eligible people, the NDIS provides greater freedom to choose services.
You get to choose the type of supports you receive, how you receive them, and which disability service providers you’ll work with.
You’ll receive individual funding, and have control over how your funds are managed.
As an approved NDIS provider, Integra is here to help make these positive changes happen as smoothly as possible.
If you are not eligible to access the NDIS, you can still work with Integra.
We can support you to get on the best path, and help you access any other disability schemes that can support requirements.