National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a way of delivering services and support to people with a permanent disability in Australia. By July 2019, it is estimated that 105,000 Victorians will have transitioned to the scheme. This includes 76,000 people from the existing Victorian specialist disability and mainstream systems.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent agency responsible for implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS is being progressively implemented in Victoria over a 3-year period (from 1 July 2016).

When does the NDIS roll out in Monash?

The NDIS was introduced to the Eastern Region, including City of Monash, from 1 November 2017.

Who is eligible for NDIS?

The NDIS has a specific eligibility requirement.  You must have a permanent disability that:

  • reduces your ability to undertake tasks without the support of someone else
  • affects your ability to be involved in your community and/or get or maintain employment
  • means you are likely to need  support for the rest of your life.

You must also be under 65 years old (or under 50 years old for Aboriginal people) when you enter the scheme. You must also be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.

How will the NDIS affect you?

Some people who are under 65 (under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander) who receive services from Council will transition to the NDIS if they are eligible. Once their NDIS plan is accepted, and the new service provider is in place, they will no longer receive services from Council.

Council is not registered as a provider under the NDIS but may assist for up to three months as customers transition to other NDIS providers if required.

If you are currently receiving services from Council under the Home and Community Care Program (HACC PYP) and you are not eligible for NDIS, your current services may continue until June 2019.

For further information about the NDIS in Victoria, call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au

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Last updated: 01 November 2017