The National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) is the new way Australia is providing support for people with permanent and significant disabilities. It will give people with a disability direct access to money, through the creation of an annual plan, to fund the supports they need to live life and achieve their goals. The NDIS has been trialled over the last three years in a number of regions across Australia, by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIA began the NSW rollout of the NDIS on 1 July 2016 for the districts of the Central Coast, Northern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Southern NSW, Western Sydney, Hunter New England and Nepean Blue Mountains. Whilst many SCIA members have received their first plan others are still awaiting their NDIS planning meeting. The rest of the state will transition to the NDIS from July 2017. For a full list of all Australian NDIS rollout dates please visit our NDIS rollout page.
To help you get ready for the NDIS we have provided some useful information about what you need to know about the NDIS, including what you need to do to prepare and how the process will work.
SCIA held 28 public information sessions to inform people about the NDIS in the first half of 2016. Similar sessions are planned for May-July this year (dates to be advised). Visit the page now to register your interest.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is committed to assisting people with spinal cord injuries navigate the NDIS rollout and is happy to support you however we can. We will be providing members with free pre-planning written information. We also have a free telephone service for our members and we will share information via our website, e-newsletter, Accord magazine and email. Make sure to read information we provide to you to help you transition into the NDIS.
- NDIS Introduction
- NDIS what you need to know
- FAQs and Glossary
- NDIS rollout
- SCIA information sessions
- SCIA as an NDIS Provider - we are here to help you
Contact SCIA on 1800 819 775 or
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