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Understanding NDIS and Its Impact

with disabilities. It started in 2013 to make sure everyone gets the support they need. NDIS provides funding for things like therapy, equipment, and personal care. It’s like a safety net, making sure people with disabilities can live their best lives with the right support.

NDIS has accomplished the following and counting:

  • NDIS positively impacts participants, families, and carers, with recent data showing improvements in employment and community participation.
  • Over 646,000 participants are currently supported by NDIS
  • Work participation for participants aged 15 to 24 has more than doubled, reaching 22%.
  • Half of all parents and carers report paid employment, meeting the 2023-24 target of 50%.
  • 41% of participants aged 15 and older experience increased engagement in community and social activities, exceeding the target by 19%.

Learn More About NDIS Supports

Core Support: These are the basic supports needed for everyday activities. They cover things like assistance with personal care, household tasks, and accessing the community. Core supports are flexible, allowing individuals to use them where they need them most.

 

Capital Support: Capital supports are for bigger, one-off purchases that help someone achieve their goals. This could include things like mobility aids, home modifications, or assistive technology. These supports are designed to build independence and improve quality of life.

 

Capacity Support: Capacity supports are all about building skills and abilities. They include things like training, therapy, and support coordination. Capacity supports aim to empower individuals to become more independent and participate more fully in their community.

Who Qualifies for the NDIS?

To be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), individuals must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Residency: You must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
  • Age: You must be under 65 years old when you apply for the NDIS.
  • Disability: You must have a permanent disability that significantly impacts your ability to participate effectively in everyday activities or requires support from others.
  • Early Intervention Requirements: If you are under 9 years old, you may still be eligible if you have a developmental delay or a condition likely to cause a significant disability later in life.
  • Location: You must live in an area where the NDIS is available.

 

Meeting these criteria ensures that individuals receive the necessary support and services through the NDIS to enhance their quality of life and promote independence.