Information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is providing funding for supports to people with permanent and significant disabilities, is detailed in this section. This can help you to learn more about the Scheme, your potential eligibility, funding options, and what to expect as part of the NDIS process. There is also information about what services and supports the Epilepsy Foundation, a registered NDIS provider, can offer as part of an NDIS Plan.
Australian Government allowances and payments available to people living with disabilities and chronic health conditions, as well as those specifically for parents and carers, are also outlined. Other Australian Government supported chronic illness and mental health management supports are also detailed.
You might not be a person living with epilepsy; you might a concerned family member, friend, employer or carer. Whatever your situation, we hope the information in this section will be useful to you in understanding and supporting a person living with epilepsy.