- NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
- NDIA stands for the National Disability Insurance Agency, who governs the scheme.
Based on the human rights principals of Choice, Freedom, Control and Having a Good Life, the NDIS supports people living with disability by providing information and referrals, assistance to access community services and activities, personal plans and other supports over a lifetime.
The NDIS will give you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are different. NDIS is the service, NDIA is the governing body. Each person will have to approach the NDIA to register for the NDIS. Funding is provided directly to the person living with disability so they have more choice.
What supports are funded?
A support must be reasonable and necessary:
- Be related to your disability.
- Not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to your disability support needs.
- Represent value for money.
- Be likely to be effective and beneficial to you.
- Take into account informal supports provided by families, carers, networks, and the community.
A support will not be funded if it is:
- Not related to your disability
- Is the same as other supports delivered under different funding through the NDIS
NDIS representatives 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 the community, education, employment, health and wellbeing.