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What Is It

The NDIS explained

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a national system providing individualised support for people with a permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, or NDIA. The NDIS is one component of the National Disability Strategy which brings community, government and industry together to address the challenges faced by people with disability, and ensures they are supported by mainstream services such as health, education and transport and the wider community.

The aim of the NDIS is simple: To provide Australians who are born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live and enjoy an ordinary life. The vision of the NDIS is also simple: To build independence, and increase opportunities and social participation for people living with disability in Australia.

The NDIS consists of two parts: NDIS funded supports for eligible participants, and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (or ILC which is all about connecting your with your community) – for all people with disability.

People with disability who are eligible to become NDIS participants will receive funded support. Each NDIS participant has a plan that focuses on building their independence, and increasing opportunities. This could mean participating in activities in your community, getting a job or learning a new skill. The important thing is that the participant has choice and control of the supports they need to live the lift they want.

By 2024 over 630,000 people with disability living in Australia will have a funded plan under the NDIS. The second part of the NDIS is Information, Linkages and Capacity Building or ILC.

Navigating the NDIS

We will work with you and your family to identify your disability services eligibility under the NDIS and clearly define your preferred outcomes. We help you to plan and steer you through the NDIS application, prepare you for your NDIS meetings and reviews. We’ll assist you to keep track of your goals and milestones while we support you in achieving those goals and celebrating those milestones.

Together, we can

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Support You To Plan for Your Future

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Guide You Through the NDIS Application Process and Stages

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Identify What You Are Eligible for Under the NDIS Banner

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Prepare You for Your NDIS Planning Meeting and Review

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Clearly Identify Your Outcomes

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Help You Keep Track of Your Goals

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Provide the Necessary Supports You Need

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Celebrate Every Milestone You Achieve

Starting Your First NDIS Plan

The NDIS and You

Talk to the Permalink team today if you would like assistance in joining the NDIS for the first time.