As with most announcements in yesterday’s Federal Budget, details of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have already been made available. However, the NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.
It will also provide peace of mind for those with a significant and permanent disability and those who care for them. Funding to the value of $1 billion over four years will enable the launch of the first stage of the scheme in over 10,000 locations acrossAustraliafrom July 2013. The funding will include:
$342.5 million for individually tailored support
$240.3 million to build and operate a NDIS IT system
$213.4 million to properly assess people’s needs
$122.6 million to increase capacity in the disability services sector to meet people’s needs.
$53 million to launch the NDIS Transition Agency