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Next phase of the NDIS underway in SA

Sunday – 16 October 2016

The next phase of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in South Australia is underway.

Parents and carers of children living with a disability aged 15 to 17 are being urged to start checking their eligibility criteria and registering with the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Background

The NDIS is the biggest health reform since Medicare, and will give people with a disability real choice and control over the services they wish to receive.

Late last year, the State Government signed a bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth to fully transition into the NDIS.

Fifteen to 17 year-olds will be eligible from January 1 2017, with 18 to 65 year olds then eligible from July 2017, based on geographic region.

At full rollout, the State Government will contribute $723 million annually to the scheme, with an estimated 32,000 South Australians forecast to receive support packages (increasing from 17,000 pre-NDIS).

The expansion of the disability services industry in South Australia will mean a doubling of job numbers, from 6,000 to 12,000.

For more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme phone 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au