National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

 About the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people with a disability. To access services under the NDIS you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, so people who are seeking asylum in Australia, and people of Temporary Protection Visas (subclass 785) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (subclass 790) are not eligible to receive services under the NDIS. As permanent residents of Australia, people who arrived in Australia as refugees are eligible for the NDIS.

NDIS in Victoria

The NDIS is now fully rolled out in Victoria.  The NDIS works with suitably experienced and qualified partner organisations to deliver local area coordination and the early childhood approach to Australians with disability, including children with developmental delay. 

Local Area Coordinators (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention

Local Area Coordinators (LAC) are the face of the NDIS in the community. Their role is to assist people to navigate the NDIS. For more information about the LACs and Early Childhood Early Intervention Partners in Victoria


Access to Language Support under NDIS

TIS National has partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to provide interpreting services for NDIS participants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  This service will support participants when connecting with registered service providers for funded supports in a participants plan.  An NDIS Local Area Coordinator, NDIA Planner or Support Coordinator will support participants who require assistance accessing interpreting services through TIS National.

A participant does not need to have interpreting supports listed as a funded support in their plan to access non-disability related interpreting services.

TIS National requires the NDIA registered service provider who is delivering the funded support to register for a TIS National client code and book an interpreter on behalf of the NDIS participant.  Further information.

Psychosocial Disability Application

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