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From building your first NDIS plan to accessing different support categories, Independence Australia has everything you need to know about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Q. What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or the NDIS, provides support for people with disabilities, their families and carers.

Q. Who funds the NDIS?

Money to fund disability support services and NDIS consumables comes from the Australian Government and states and territories. If you meet the requirements to receive NDIS funding, you will be given a budget for your support package.

Q. What tools can help me create my first NDIS plan?

Independence Australia has a library of printable resources to help you prepare and plan for the NDIS.

Q. How do I ensure I get the most from my NDIS plan?

In addition to taking the time to consider your own individual circumstances, we have put together a variety of tips to ensure you get the most from your NDIS plan.

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Q. What are NDIS service agreements?

A service agreement is a written agreement made between you, or a family member or friend representing you, and your service provider.

Key NDIS questions

The team at Independence Australia have put together key points which will help to guide you through your some of the essential aspects of the NDIS.

NDIS Consumables

NDIS consumables are daily items required to help manage personal disability related needs. These items fall into the NDIS core support category.

NDIS plan reviews

As your life changes, the supports and services you need will also change. We have the tips to ensure you get the most from your NDIS plan review.

What are NDIS supports?

NDIS supports are the different types of budgets available to you as an NDIS participant. NDIS support types include; capital supports, capacity building supports and consumables.

Can I change my NDIS provider?

Of course! If you have a change in circumstances or are not happy with your current NDIS service provider, you have the right to change your NDIS service provider.