The Australian Government’s rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme was launched in 2013 and will progress to roll out over a number of years, reaching our region by July 2017. As it moves through its testing phase toward full implementation we have received many questions regarding its application and likely impact on current disability services we provide and those we might choose to offer in the future.
Are you wondering how the NDIS will effect you?
We have compiled some the most frequently asked questions below, and encourage you to contact our office for more information or an appointment to meet with one of our team members to find out how the NDIS effects you.
What is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a major reform that provides support to people with disability. NDIS sets a new way of providing individual support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The NDIS allows you greater choice and control over how, when and where you receive your support. This support may take the form of education, health & well-being, social participation, equipment and employment.
Is the NDIS available in the Bathurst region right now?
Yes – Bathurst, as part of the Western NSW region commenced the NDIS rollout in July 2017 and is continuing to progress into 2018.
Who is eligible for NDIS?
Persons aged 0-64yrs with permanent and significant disability requiring assistance with everyday activities. Attributed disabilities include: neurological, intellectual, sensory or physical impairment, cognitive as well as psychiatric conditions. Visit www.ndis.org.au to check eligibility.
What happens if you’re over 65yrs?
If you are aged 65 years or older you are not eligible for NDIS – more information can be accessed via www.myagedcare.gov.au.
We will continue to add FAQs to this list. In the meantime, please feel welcome to contact us for assistance if you would like more information on how the NDIS effects you.