The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way disability services across Australia are funded. This scheme is the first time that people living with a disability are seen as individuals. People living with disabilities are provided access to funding with the aim of supporting them to live with independence and participate in social activities and employment.
To qualify for the NDIS you must be under 65 years of age at the time of applying, have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent, and which substantially reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities. Certain residency requirements also apply.
If you are over 65 years of age, you may be eligible for a Home Care Package.