How the NDIS works

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What is the NDIS?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) has been designed to support people with permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities.

It provides funding based on need and gives choice and control over the support received. This means you are not assessed on your disability alone, you are assessed on your particular circumstances and aspirations. The support provided ensures you reach your particular goals including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment, health and wellbeing. 

The NDIS provides certainty that you will receive the support you require over your lifetime, giving you peace of mind. It also focuses on early intervention, at a time when getting early support can reduce the impact of disability.

Who’s who?

The NDIS was launched by the Australian Federal Government in 2013.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for rolling out the scheme Australia-wide. Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) supports the NDIA in the rollout of the NDIS.

How does OnSide fit in?

Those eligible for NDIS funding are able to have control over the support they receive and control over how their funds are managed.

While having the potential to provide life-changing outcomes, the NDIS system itself can be complex to manage. As an NDIS provider, OnSide provides Support Coordination to ensure you maximise your plan and can access the services that work for you, on your terms.

For more information, visit the NDIS website.

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