The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way that the Australian Government supports Deaf and Disabled Australians. It gives funding directly to individuals. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages the NDIS.
Who does the NDIS support?
To be eligible for NDIS supports, you must:
- Have a permanent disability that:
- reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions, unless you have support, and
- affects your capacity for social and economic participation, and
- means you are likely to require support under the NDIS for a lifetime.
- Be an Australian citizen, the holder of a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
- Be aged under 65 (or under 55 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).