“Transitioning to the NDIS”

 

In March 2019, the Australian Government announced that Commonwealth funding for most transitioning programs has been extended up to 30 June 2020 to help providers support their eligible clients remaining in programs to transition to the NDIS.

Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers.

Funding is provided to an individual based on the supports they require to be included in their NDIS plan, so getting the best possible plan is very important. If applying for a job with us, you will need to have an NDIS plan that includes ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’ as part of your support arrangements.

The NDIS has no impact on the Disability Support Pension.

WHAT IS THE NDIS?

“Everyone’s needs, preferences and aspirations are different. The NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and support over a lifetime”

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory body. It’s role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability as well as their families and carers.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is an insurance scheme, which takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with a disability from an early stage to improve their outcomes later in life, and to fund a range of disability support services.

The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Its priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant.