What does the NDIS offer for people who have disability? The NDIS is a national program in Australia that gives funding to people with disabilities so they can improve their lives and increase their independence. This includes people who are living at home, in supported housing, and in the community. There are more than 1,800 NDIS-funded services across Australia that people with disabilities can access.
The NDIS provides funding to service providers that offer a range of services such as job training, early intervention, specialist equipment, personal support packages, respite care, community care, information and advocacy, NDIS as well as health services and other related support. People with disabilities can access the NDIS by contacting their local Disability Services Office. The Department of Social Services in your state or territory has the responsibility for administering the NDIS, including helping people with disability to find out if they are eligible for the program. Eligible people can also apply online to get access to the NDIS.
Age: Anyone with disability who is 16 years of age and older can apply to the NDIS. People who are under 16 years old who are living away from home with their parents can also apply. This may also apply to people living in residential aged care facilities or independent living or retirement village settings. People over 65 can also apply.