The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is funded by the Commonwealth Government and looked after by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
If you have a disability, you, your family and carers have control over how, when and where your funding is spent. The NDIA will work with you, to make sure you have support in place to meet your goals.
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS, you will:
- have a permanent and significant disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
- be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme.
- be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
For more information on eligibility check the NDIS website.
How do I access the NDIS in my local area?
You can contact the BSL NDIS team:
- Phone: 1300 BSLNDIS (1300 275 634)
- Email: NDIS.Info@bsl.org.au
Belgium Neighbourhood House NDIS drop-in sessions
The Brotherhood Darebin Local Area Coordination team will be available on alternate Mondays at Belgium Neighbourhood House to answer questions about the NDIS and connect community members to local services.
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NDIS information sessions.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is looking to provide NDIS information sessions to enhance the NDIS experience for people with disability, their families and carers. These sessions will be held in either Fitzroy or Preston.
We want to know what topics the community is interested in learning more about, relating to the NDIS. These could include employment, housing, engaging with providers – or any other topic of interest.
To let us know your topic preference as well as the day and time which would suit you best to attend, contact Local Area Coordinator, Nicky, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 0490 126 801.
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
From 1 July 2019, The Quality and Safeguards Commission will be responsible for looking after quality and safety of services provided under the NDIS.
Making a complaint or lodging an appeal
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
' Let's talk about work' Webinar delivers information and insights about how NDIS participants can include employment supports in their plans.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations developed ‘Disability Loop’ to be the ‘go to’ place for NDIS news, information, resources and events.