What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides lifelong support to Australians living with disability. The nationally funded scheme is a new way of providing support and services to help people live well and achieve their goals.

The scheme gives you more control over the decisions that impact the way you live your life including how and when you access services, and the flexibility to choose service providers. It works by creating a plan that provides the right support for you based on your goals and needs. NDIS plans are reviewed regularly to respond to your changing needs over time.

What types of supports are funded?

The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports related to your disability that will help you to pursue your goals, increase independence, and participate in social activities and employment. These supports are based on your individual needs and goals. The NDIS does not fund day-to-day living costs such as groceries and rent.

Services and supports funded under the NDIS can include support with household tasks, personal care, physiotherapy, recreation, equipment, home modifications and more.

Accessing the NDIS

If you are under the age of 65 and your disability impacts the way you live your life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS. To become an NDIS participant, the NDIA will require a range of information to determine your eligibility.

How it works

Creating your plan
If your request to access the NDIS is approved, you will have a ‘planning meeting’ to determine your individual support requirements with an NDIA planner. This planning meeting will determine the supports and services included in your plan, so it is important to be prepared.

Using your plan
Once your NDIS plan is approved, you can now start to use it. As a registered NDIS provider, the MS Society SA & NT can help you understand your new plan and implement it.

Reviewing your plan and goals
Your NDIS plan will be reviewed by the NDIA every 12 months. This review is the opportunity to check how your supports are working for you, and that they are helping you progress and achieve your goals.

Get help with your NDIS

MS Society SA & NT can help you navigate the application process, creating your NDIS plan and implementing your NDIS plan to ensure you have access to the supports and services you need to achieve your goals.

Access our NDIS services

Contact our MS Assist Team

We can answer all your NDIS questions and connect you with our NDIS services and support.

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