From 1 July 2016, eligible people in New South Wales will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is expected to be operating state-wide by July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 140,000 people with disability.
From 1 July 2015, the NDIS stated in Nepean Blue Mountains area for children and young people under 18 years of age.
Areas to be transition to the NDIS:
From 1 July 2016 The NDIS will start in
- Central Coast
- Northern Sydney
- South Western Sydney
- Southern NSW
- Western Sydney
From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will also start for rest of
- Nepean Blue Mountains
- Hunter New England
From 1 July 2017, the NDIS will start in
- Illawarra Shoalhaven
- Mid-north Coast
- Northern NSW
- South Eastern Sydney
- Western NSW
- Far West
Specific details on when and how people will be able to access NDIS will be made in available in coming months.
People currently receiving support through NSW Government will move into NDIS at different time depending on where they live and the type of support they receive during the transition.
It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area.
A short video about the rollout (for NSW) is available at http://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/nsw#tran.
Deaf Australia encourages deaf community (including parents of deaf children) to share experiences of accessing the NDIS with Deaf Australia. It is important that we monitor ongoing development of the scheme and share direct experiences of deaf and hard of hearing people and its family, carers and supporters.
Please email (or send video) your experience at [email protected].