About the NDIS
Many participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will benefit from using Key Word Sign. Resources and services that will help a person on their Key Word Sign journey can be paid for using allocated funds in an NDIS plan.
If you are new to the NDIS, it can be confusing to hear about different people, products, and services. It might not be clear who does what, who needs your information, and who you can ask for help.
We have put together some information about NDIS Plans and the people who might be part of your NDIS journey. We explain how all these things relate to Key Word Sign.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, also known as the NDIS, is for eligible Australians who were either born with a permanent and significant disability, or who acquire one. ‘Permanent’ means that a person’s disability is likely to be lifelong. ‘Significant’ means the disability has a large impact on a person’s ability to complete everyday activities.
The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, also known as the NDIA.
The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports and services that relate to a person’s disability. These supports and services help them achieve their goals. ‘Reasonable’ means that the NDIS is the most appropriate entity to fund or provide the support. ‘Necessary’ means that the support or service is something that a person needs because they have a disability.
The NDIS is for people aged between 0 – 64 years of age.
Who’s who in the NDIS?
There are many people involved in creating your NDIS plan, and helping you to manage your money once your plan is ready. Here is some information about the different people you might encounter, and what each person does.