The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new insurance scheme providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability.
The NDIS covers people with a psychosocial disability associated with a mental illness. This disability is sometimes referred to as a psychiatric disability.
A feature of the NDIS is that it gives you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided.
The type and amount of support available vary depending on your needs and access requirements.
For more about the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au
What is the NDIA?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the agency that runs the NDIS. It provides support packages and all the information you need to access services that are offered through the scheme.
You can find out if you are eligible for a support package by using the My Access Checker:
You can also make enquiries by phone and email:
Phone: 1800 800 110
People with hearing or speech loss: TTY 1800 555 677
Speak and listen: 1800 555 727
If you need a translator: 1800 800 110