How the NDIS can work for you

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing people with disability across Australia with support to meet their disability needs and link with their community.

The NDIS is where Queenslanders with disability go to access disability services. It can fund the help you, or the person you care for, need to live an ordinary life. It provides all eligible Australians with reasonable and necessary supports.

Things like help with getting out and about, help at home, help to get a job, access to therapies or special equipment, or to learn new skills.

The scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities.

To access the NDIS, a person with disability, their parent, carer or loved one, needs to make an access request to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) by calling 1800 800 110 (or to an Early Childhood Partner for a child with disability aged 0-6).

People who are in the NDIS (called participants) have choice and control over their disability supports, including being able to choose who provides supports and how they are delivered and managed.

The NDIS can provide for the support you, or the person you care for, need over a lifetime.

Detailed information about the scheme is available on the NDIS website.

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