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Are you confused about the changes to disability services?

Disability services is undergoing significant change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is the largest Australian Government health initiative since the introduction of Medicare in 1984.

The purpose of the NDIS is to provide eligible Australians living with a disability greater choice and control over the supports they receive to live as independently as possible and participate in their community as fully as they wish.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, providing early intervention for people with a disability to improve their outcomes later in life. 

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carer Allowance.

To be eligible to access the NDIS, you must:

  • have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
  • be less than 65 years old when you first access the scheme
  • be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa
  • live in an area where the NDIS is available

As an approved NDIS provider, MercyCare is there with you every step of the way throughout your NDIS journey. 

From eligibility through to service delivery for adults and children with a disability that is flexible and tailored to meet individual and changing needs. 

These services could include participating in community activities, getting help in your own home, making friends or learning a new skill.

To find out more contact us on 9340 7283 or