If you are a person living with disability or caring for someone with disability in Tasmania, you may have noticed some changes in the way that disability services are delivered.
In future, all disability services will be delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In Tasmania, the NDIS is being introduced by age group. This means your age will affect when you can enter the scheme.
- The NDIS is currently available to eligible people aged between 0 and 49 years.
- From 1 January 2019, the scheme will be available to adults, aged 50 to 64.
- By 1 July 2019, the NDIS will be available to all eligible Tasmanians.
You can find out more about how to join the NDIS by reading about the NDIS in Tasmania.
The NDIS is a Commonwealth Government scheme to support Australians under 65 who have permanent and significant disability. The scheme is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Services for people over the age of 65 are delivered through My Aged Care.
To find out how to access the NDIS, go to Accessing the NDIS, or visit your nearest NDIS office. You can find out more about how the scheme works by reading An introduction to disability services and the NDIS.