History of the Scheme 

 

In March 2013 the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) was created and the NDIS began on 1 July 2013 within a trial site in the Hunter area in New South Wales for people up to age 65. The trial period finished in July 2016 and full Scheme began rolling out across Australia.

 

Finding Yellow transitioned to the NDIS in the trial phase launched in 2013, we have operated in the scheme since the full roll out in 2016. Finding Yellow support the NDIS and the importance of choice and control for our client’s to be at the centre of their life and decision making process.

What is the NDIA?

 

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to Australians with disability.

 

The NDIA’s focus is on:

  • providing individualised plans for people with disability,

  • coordinating service bookings, payments and access to plans for providers,

  • detect and investigate allegations of fraud.

You may be eligible to receive support through the NDIA, such as help to purchase disability support services, aids, and equipment from a variety of providers. Any support provided will depend on your individual circumstances.

Find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) here

+ What is the NDIS?

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to Australians with disability. People with disability and their family will be able to decide for themselves how to manage all aspects of care and support. The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

An eligible person (known as a participant) is funded to purchase services, aids and equipment from a variety of providers. As a person’s circumstances or condition changes, they will be able to apply to have their funded plan adjusted. The NDIS is not means tested for access to the individualised support provided through the NDIS.

 

Find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) here

 

+ What is the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission?

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The Commissions role is to regulate NDIS providers, provide national consistency, promote safety and quality services, resolve problems and identify areas for improvement. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is independent of the NDIA and does not regulate the NDIA.

 

Find out more about the NDIS Safeguards Commission website here

 

+ What is the Royal Commission?

 

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was announced on 4 April 2019. The Disability Royal Commission is separate from the NDIS Commission, and has been established by the Australian Government to enquire into violence, abuse, neglect and the exploitation of people with disability.

 

An interim report is due 30 October 2020 and a final report by 29 April 2022. Enquiries for and submissions to the Disability Royal Commission should be referred to the Disability Royal Commission information page.

 

+ Feedback

 

If you wish to share feedback about your experience with our the NDIA, NDIS or NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission you can do so through:

NDIS Contact & Feedback Form

 

NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission

 

Commonwealth Ombudsman

 
 
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