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NDIS Overview

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. We will work with you to identify supports you need to live your life. Supports may help you achieve goals in many aspects of your life, including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. We will work with you to identify supports you need to live your life. Supports may help you achieve goals in many aspects of your life, including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.

NDIS gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you the certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime. It also focuses on early intervention where getting early supports can reduce the impact of disability on you or your child.

What you need to know about the NDIS rollout in NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme gives people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive.

140,000 people in New South Wales will receive support under the NDIS. This includes 95,000 people who currently receive disability supports

$6.4 billion a year will be spent in New South Wales on disability supports under the NDIS. This is a significant increase from current levels of funding.

How and when you will be able to access the NDIS also depends on what supports, if any, you currently receive.

People currently receiving specialist disability supports including people living in supported accommodation, accessing a community access service such as a day program, or case management service – The majority will be able to access the NDIS in the first six months of each of the two year rollout periods. They will not need to apply for access to the NDIS but will go through a simplified access process.

People who access specialist disability support from time-to-time, or for a short amount of time each week, including people who access respite or a community care program, will be able to access the NDIS throughout each of the two year rollout periods. People receiving respite services will go through a simplified access process. People receiving community care services will be supported to apply for access to the NDIS.

New participants (people who do not currently receive specialist disability supports from the New South Wales Government) will have the opportunity to access the scheme when it starts in their local area, if they are in immediate need of assistance, and do not currently have support.

VIDEO – ‘Living My Plan’ | Part 2

A follow-up to the video above where we meet the participants 2 years on.

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