NDIS

What is the difference between the NDIS and the NDIA?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

What does the NDIS cover?

NDIS funding cannot cover general everyday living expenses that people without disability would be required to pay, such as train travel, rent, groceries, mobile phone or movie tickets.

The NDIS only funds reasonable and necessary support and equipment that a person with disability needs. The funding supports participants to:

  • Pursue goals and aspirations
  • Increase independence
  • Increase social and economic participation
  • Develop capacity to take part in the community

How will funding be assigned under the NDIS?

Funding under the NDIS is individualised, based on goals and outcomes. Your plan is developed following a planning meeting and can be reviewed as your goals change.

When will I transition to the NDIS?

From July 2016 people who live in the following regions will begin transitioning to the NDIS:

  • Central Coast
  • Northern Sydney
  • Southern NSW
  • Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • Hunter New England (remaining areas)
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (remaining groups)

From July 2017 the following regions will commence transitioning to the NDIS:

  • Mid North Coast & Northern NSW
  • South Eastern Sydney
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Far West & Western NSW
  • Murrumbidgee

If you are unsure of your region, click here to use the postcode finder tool.

I am over 65 years of age, what happens to my funding?

To enter the NDIS you must be aged under 65 when you apply. If you are aged 65 or over and currently receive specialised disability supports you will continue to receive similar outcomes.

How can I discuss my NDIS needs?

Contact a specialist pre-planner in Kurranulla’s NDIS Transitions Team to discuss your needs on admin@kurranulla.org.au or 9528 0287 we currently have staff providing support.

9528 0287
15 Jannali Street
Jannali NSW 2226
NDIS@kurranulla.org.au
ABN: 77 304 594 595

Where can I access more information about the NDIS?

For overall information about the national scheme see: ndis.gov.au

For NSW specific information see: ndis.nsw.gov.au