FACT SHEET 4: Getting ready for the NDIS

Information for Aboriginal people with disability, their families, carers and communities, about the new way to get support.

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Getting ready for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is also called the NDIS.

The NDIS is a new way for people with disability to get the care and supports they need to live a better life.

The NDIS gives people with disability choice and flexibility over the support they receive.

This means you can choose who provides that support.

To make the most of this choice, it is important to start getting ready.

Planning for the NDIS

If you are already receiving support

You will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) before the NDIS starts in your area.

If you don’t already receive support

You can apply for the NDIS now. Speak to a service provider in your area or contact the NDIS directly.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will help you work out if you can use the NDIS.

You can phone the NDIA and have a yarn with them on 1800 800 110 or you can get more information on the national NDIS websitewww.ndis.gov.au

There is also a checklist on the NDIS website to help you find out if you are able to apply for the NDIS: www.ndis.gov.au

You may like to check when the NDIS will be available in your area by entering your postcode on the NSW NDIS website: www.ndis.nsw.gov.au

More Information

There are several fact sheets available for Aboriginal People about the NDIS in NSW. These include: