The NDIS provides individualised support for eligible people with a permanent and significant disability, their families, and carers.
If you are aged under 65 years old and satisfy the eligibility criteria, the NDIS will provide you with the reasonable and necessary supports you need to enjoy life.
Through the NDIS, you can:
These supports will help you to achieve your goals, which might involve:
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve your outcomes later in life.
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind; that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
Until the NDIS is rolled out in your area, you will continue with your current services funded by the Queensland or Australian governments.
The rollout dates for Queensland are:
|Region||Launch date||Registration open|
|Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Central Highlands||Now available|
|Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Gold Coast, Fraser Coast, North & South Burnett, Cairns, Tablelands, Cape York, Torres Strait||1 July 2018||NOW|
|Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie||1 January 2019||1 July 2018|
These dates are subject to change, please visit the NDIS website for the most up to date information.
To start NDIS services, you need to become an NDIS participant by having your eligibility assessed and creating an NDIS plan with the NDIA for approved supports.
In order to start receiving NDIS services you need to have your eligibility assessed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
You can usually start this process six months before the planned roll out date in your area, so you can have your approval ready and services in place as soon as possible. You can use our NDIS initial planning meeting checklist to help you prepare.
The upcoming roll out dates are above. If you live in any of these areas, call us now on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) for assistance to start your NDIS registration and find out if you’re eligible.
A number of free information sessions are being held across the state by disability organisations and service providers. Find a full list of the events on the NDIS website's Queensland events page and on the Queensland Government Department of Communities website's NDIS events calendar.
The NDIA is the independent agency that is implementing the NDIS. They are a national agency that looks after NDIS for all of Australia.
Once you are an approved participant of the scheme, you can use the online myplace Participant Portal on the NDIS website to search for service providers in your area, request services, and manage your services and plan online. You can find Ozcare branches in the following areas:
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