NSW THE FIRST STATE TO COMPLETE THE ROLLOUT OF THE NDIS

Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams announced today NSW is the first State to complete the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is leading the nation in delivering the Scheme,” Mr Williams said.

“The NDIS is the largest social reform in a generation and now anybody in NSW who is eligible to join the Scheme can do so, even if they haven’t previously received support.

“The NDIS is for all of us. Each and every NSW resident can have peace of mind that if they or a loved one acquires a permanent disability they will receive the support they need to live a fulfilling life.”

More than 85,000 people with disability in NSW are benefiting from the NDIS.

“The NSW Government is contributing more than $3.2 billion to the Scheme, and has delivered on our commitment to the NDIS,” Mr Williams said.

“This is a significant milestone for people with disability and their carers across the State. Every eligible NSW resident with a disability will receive an individual plan to suit their needs, empowering them to have choice and control over how they live their lives.”

The NSW Government will continue to ensure all people with a disability in NSW have access to mainstream services, under the National Disability Strategy and NSW Disability Inclusion Act.

For more information about the NDIS and eligibility requirements, please visit www.ndis.gov.au.