The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was developed to assist people with significant and permanent disability under the age of 65 years, including their families and carers.
The NDIS is a about giving funding directly the person with disability. They will be able to choose what services they want and how, when and where they are provided. The Commonwealth Parliament passed the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 in March 2013. To learn more about the Act click here. The NDIS is partly funded by an increase in the Medicare levy as well as funding commitments from the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. This level of flexibility, which Australian citizens without disability take for granted, has previously been either extremely limited or unimaginable for those living with disability. This will enable them to move anywhere across the country and be able to take their funded plans with them.