National Disability Insurance Scheme: What are the Facts?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a federal scheme that allocates funding to Australians who have a permanent disability so they can access support services of their choice for psychosocial disability (which includes mental ill-health).

The choice of service is in the hands of the consumer – if a consumer is eligible for a support package, they decide what they want for a better life, and which provider they want to use.

The consumer has their own indiviudalised insurance scheme and an agreed service plan with services of their choice.

eligibility: http://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist

family and carers: http://www.ndis.gov.au/families-carers/information-families-and-carers

Source: mindview magazine, Summer 2015, NDIS What are the facts? p5.