Important information for NDIS participants

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is currently being rolled out across NSW.

If you currently receive specialist disability supports through the NSW Government or a service provider funded by the NSW Government, this will move to the NDIS as it rolls out across NSW.

The transition period for accessing all types of services officially starts 1 July 2017, but most people living in large and small residential centres, group homes, hostels, attendant care, in-home support or alternative family placement will be the first to move into the NDIS.

Most people who attend day, recreation and life skills programs as well as people who receive support from therapy, early or behaviour intervention programs or use case management services will also begin to move into the NDIS from July 2017.

Effective January 2018

Most people accessing respite, personal care assistance, personal care, meal services, home modifications and transport services will move to the NDIS from January 2018. They will need to provide evidence of their disability as part of their NDIS access request but will not need to apply for access to the NDIS.

They will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) when it is their turn to access the NDIS. People who access these supports will move to the NDIS first.