MS Queensland is delighted that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out across Queensland from July 2016. We commend the Federal and Queensland Governments for this life-changing initiative. 

 

We’re ready to help you understand the NDIS and what it could mean for you. We’ll support you to set your goals, plan your supports and keep you informed about NDIS developments.  

 

We’re holding free workshops across the state to help you get ready for the NDIS – click here for where and when they are being held.

 

Find out more about how we can help by browsing the pages below:

Is the NDIS for me?

Many people don’t realise they might benefit from the NDIS. If you are wondering if it’s for you, read more about making this choice here.

 

Where and when is the NDIS available?

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. You can find out more about the rollout here.
 

Things you need to know about the NDIS

NDIS promotes choice, control and social and economic participation – you have choice and more opportunities than before.
 
NDIS is a whole-of-life approach – the support you need, when you need it, during your lifetime.
 
You don’t need to be registered with the existing disability support system to take part in the NDIS.
 
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their NDIS plans.
 
NDIS is not means tested – it funds personalised supports that are reasonable and necessary for inclusion and participation in everyday life.
 
The NDIS is transforming lives – regular, funded support is making all the difference for participants.
 
Access to the NDIS depends on your age, residency status, location (during rollout) and ability to demonstrate disability or impairment that has a substantial impact on your daily life.
 
The NDIS ensures equity of access for those in regional and remote Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
 
Services and supports may include core supports that assist with daily living, capital supports such as assistive technology or vehicle or home modifications, and capacity building supports to help with social and community participation, improved daily living, health and wellbeing and life choices.
 
NDIS plans are reviewed at least annually or more often if your circumstances change.
 

We can help

If you would like to talk to our team about the NDIS please call us on the MS InfoLine 1800 177 591 or email ndis@msqld.org.au
 
For a handy list of reference sheets on aspects of the NDIS, as well as some useful NDIS websites, click here.