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What is NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with a disability.

It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to direct funding for individuals.

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.

Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received.

NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals but they could include things like getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.