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What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is a way to support Australians with disability. 

Participants are people with disability who take part in the NDIS. 

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You can apply for the NDIS in any Australian state or territory. 

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The NDIS pays for the supports and services people with disability need. 

We call this funding. 

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NDIS funding doesn’t pay for everyday costs, like your: 

  • food 
  • rent 
  • bills. 
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Participants can choose: 

  • what services you spend your funding on 
  • how you get your supports 
  • which service providers you want to use. 
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Service providers offer supports and services to participants. 

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A provider can be an: 

  • individual 
  • organisation. 
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