The disability service sector in Australia has transformed to a marketplace where people with disability now have the independence to choose the support services they require to pursue their goals and aspirations.
The market-based approach of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) means that there will be significant changes in the way that supports and services are demanded by and provided to Participants. It is designed to maximise the choice and control of Participants while providing incentives to service providers to efficiently and effectively deliver the supports and services that Participants want and need.
In this section you will learn about the NDIS which is facilitating this transformation of the disability services marketplace.
The NDIS is designed to pay for things that Participants need as a result of their disability in order to achieve their goals. This means that the NDIS will pay for almost everything that was previously considered as a disability service. The services the NDIS pays for are called reasonable and necessary.
The NDIS won’t pay for things that everyone in the community needs such as utility bills, health care covered by Medicare or private school fees.