1. What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with
disability, their families and carers. The Scheme aims to make disability support fairer and provide people with greater choice and control. It is delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
2. When will it be available to me?
The NDIS is a big change and will be progressively rolled out in Queensland over three years from 1 July 2016. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live. The NDIS will be operating state-wide by July 2019.
3. Where is it available?
Already available in Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, Ipswich
In some areas, those already receiving disability supports can access the scheme earlier. For more details, please see our NDIS pages.
4. How do I access the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency works with relevant Commonwealth and Queensland government departments to help people transfer to the NDIS. Montrose can help too. If you are an existing customer, talk to us about the NDIS so we can help you plan and prepare.
5. What can I do to prepare?
If you currently receive disability services you should be contacted before your area transitions. If you are not curr
ently receiving services you will be able to apply to access the Scheme when the NDIS is available in your area. It’s never too early to start planning – think about what supports you currently receive but also what additional supports might help you achieve your goals in life.
See our NDIS pages for more information.