00:08 What is the NDIS?
00:10 ‘N’ is for National
00:12 'D' is for Disability
00:14 'I' is for Insurance
00:15 'S' is for Scheme
00:17 which is shortened to and also known as the 'NDIS'.
00:19 It is the new way of providing support to Australians with disability,
00:25 their families and carers.
00:29 Does this mean everyone in Australia who has a disability will have access to NDIS funding?
00:36 The NDIS will support Australians under the age of 65 with disability.
00:42 People up to the age of 65 are eligible and those who are over the age of 65 are not able to have access?
00:47 Yes, that is correct.
00:48 The NDIS is for people who have a permanent and significant disability who
00:54 face many barriers in their everyday life.
00:58 the NDIS will fund for necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
01:14 This will help us enjoy life.
01:16 Yes, that's right.
01:17 The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals,
01:24 What kind of goals can NDIS help me achieve?
01:30 For example – doing things you’ve wanted to do, community involvement with the access you need,
01:38 employment access, and also having access to health service, and wellbeing.
01:49 This mean I will be more independent and also will be able to be involved in things I enjoy without barriers.
01:55 As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach,
01:59 investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
02:04 This mean I won’t get the full funding until I have made a plan and list what goals I want to achieve?
02:14 Yes that's right.
02:15 The NDIS also provides people with disability,
02:19 their families and carer
02:21 with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
02:31 That’s great! How many Australians will receive the NDIS funding?
02:38 The NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.
02:52 Why do we need the NDIS?
02:55 People with disability have the same right as other Australians to decide
03:00 their best interests and to have choice and control over their lives.
03:06 This means the choice is mine and I can decide what I need the fundings for?
03:10 Yes, absolutely.
03:11 The NDIS recognises that everyone's needs and goals are different.
03:20 There are many individuals with different goals. Is the NDIS flexible with everyone?
03:26 Yes, the NDIS provides people with individualised support and the flexibility
03:31 to manage their supports to help them achieve their goals and enjoy an ordinary life.
03:41 What was the reason for the set up of the NDIS?
03:46 The previous disability support funding was unfair and inefficient.
03:53 The NDIS is a new, national system that is world-leading, equitable and sustainable.
04:03 Does this mean people with disability can be assured about their future plans with the NDIS?
04:11 Yes, the NDIS provides certainty and consistency for people with disability, their families and carers.
04:18 Australians will now have peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a significant disability
04:26 that is likely to be with them for life they will get the support they need, when they need it.
04:41 Can I access the NDIS?
04:45 To become an NDIS participant a person must:
04:55 Have a permanent disability which will never change or get better over time
05:00 that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
05:05 be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
05:10 be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
05:23 and live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
05:30 The NDIS is being introduced gradually around Australia from 1 July 2016.
05:50 What happens to those who do not meet the requirement or are over the age of 65?
05:58 You can still contact the NDIS and receive advice from them.
06:05 Apart from those who are able to take part in the NDIS,
06:08 are those who do not meet the requirement able to receive information from the NDIS
06:13 including their families, carers about disability and mainstream supports in their comm unity.
06:18 Yes, that's correct.
06:19 Contact the NDIS or have a look a their website,
06:24 the NDIS will support you and connect you to the right disability service provider.
06:53 When will the NDIS be available in my area?
06:59 The NDIS began in a number of trial sites around Australia from July 2013.
07:08 From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will be rolled out gradually around the rest of Australia
07:15 How come the NDIS did not roll out at the same time?
07:21 The NDIS is being introduced in stages to ensure it is successful and sustainable.
07:32 What else will I need to know and when can I join the NDIS?
07:39 It depends on two things:
07:41 1. Where you live and
07:43 2. What type of support you currently receive.
07:47 In some states and territories, the NDIS will be rolled out by area
07:53 while in others people will enter by age groups.
07:58 To find out when the NDIS is coming to your area visit their website or contact them.
08:17 Why is the NDIS an insurance scheme?
08:24 As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, providing lifetime support
08:34 to people with disability early on to improve their outcomes later in life.
08:44 This mean later in their life, they will be able to achieve their own goals.
08:50 What is an NDIS provider?
08:58 NDIS providers are individuals or organisations that deliver
09:07 a support service or product to NDIS participants.
09:18 Each NDIS participant has their own plan that lists the goals they want to achieve
09:25 and the supports the NDIS will fund to help them do this.
09:28 The participant then chooses which provider to purchase supports from.
09:38 So people can register to work under the NDIS as a service provider?
09:43 For example, I want to work and provide support to a deafblind person who has NDIS funding,
09:50 how do I register as a NDIS provider?
09:55 To find out how to register as an NDIS provider visit www.ndis.gov.au/provider.
10:12 There will be full information about how you can register as a NDIS provider.
10:26 What is NDIA?
10:30 'N' is for National
10:32 'D' is for Disability
10:34 'I' is for Insurance
10:35 'A' is for Agency
10:39 The NDIA is the independent Commonwealth agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.
10:50 What exactly does NDIA do?
10:55 The NDIA helps empower and inform both
11:00 service providers and people with disability.
11:07 NDIA will provide service providers with clarity and transparency
11:15 so they can grow their business and respond to need.
11:22 People with disabilities will be supported to be confident to pick suitable service providers.
11:32 NDIA is an overarching body that provides information and referrals and links to services.
11:43 Yes, that is right.
11:44 If you want more information, look up the NDIS website or contact them.