The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This page is designed to be a resource for PDA members to assist them in becoming a participant in the NDIS and getting the support, services and equipment they need.
The NDIS website is not easy to navigate and its content is constantly changing. If you are intending to become a participant, the following pages will be of interest:
People with Disability page has links explaining eligibility and the process to followed in becoming a participant.
Our Sites page has links to other pages with the dates that the NDIS will become available in regions of each State and Territory. (The Western Australia page has information about how NDIS outcomes will be delivered by a state agency).
Fact Sheets and Publications page has links to NDIS publications about how to join the Scheme as a participant and how to get the best out of it.
Internal Review of a Decision page has information about how participants can seek a review of their support packages, if they feel what is offered does not meet their need.
National Disability Advocacy Program page has information about the support participants can get accessing the Scheme and getting the most out of it.
Other useful resources for NDIS participants include:
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s NDIS Applicants Page with information about how to appeal the outcome of an NDIS review.
The NDIS Grassroots Facebook Group – with commentary and experiences of people with disability as they interact with the Scheme and its administrators.