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Next phase of NDIS in South Australia

Sunday – 1 January 2017

The latest phase of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout is underway in South Australia, with young people aged 15-17 years beginning to enter from today.

The next stage of the scheme is set to provide a new level of support and flexibility for people with disability, their families and their carers.

When fully implemented, the NDIS will provide greater choice and control for more than 32,000 South Australians with disability.

As well as improving the lives of people with disability, it will also result in about 6,000 new jobs in the disability sector in South Australia.

For more information about the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au

Background

The NDIS will provide Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

South Australia joined the NDIS on 1 July 2013 as part of a three-year trial for children with disability from birth to 14 years of age, and was the first state to sign up to the trial.

Adults aged 18-64 years will begin to enter the scheme from 1 July 2017, depending on where they live.

The NDIS is expected to be operating statewide for all age groups from July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 32,000 people in South Australia.

At full rollout, the State Government will contribute $723 million annually to the NDIS.