The NDIS is designed to look beyond immediate need and focus on what is required across a person’s lifetime. It is a new way of providing individualised support to people with a permanent and significant disability.
- A lifetime approach. Long-term and sustainable funding, ensuring that the individualised care and support that people with disability receive will change as their needs change.
- Choice and control. People with a disability can choose how they receive support, control how the support is provided and have the option to self-manage their funding allocation.
- Social and economic participation. People with disability will be supported to live a meaningful life in their community in order to reach their full potential.
- Focus on early intervention. Investment in remedial and preventative early intervention to improve outcomes.
The NDIS provides ongoing funding for all ‘reasonable and necessary’ disability equipment, care and support services. The NDIS sets out guidelines to assist in determining eligibility and what can be funded. Reasonable and necessary supports are different for each person, but they must:
- Be related to the person’s disability
- Represent value for money
- Not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to a person’s disability support needs
- Be likely to be beneficial and effective for the person
- Take into account informal supports given to the person by family, carers, and the community.
The best way of staying up-to-date with NDIS information is to visit NDIS. You can also register to receive NDIS updates.