Did you Know? An Update on Health & the NDIS

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Recently, the Department of Social Services released a factsheet which outlines the changes that will happen to the way that the NDIS and health services work together.

What is changing?

From 1 October 2019, NDIS participants who need disability-related health supports as a direct result of their disability, and as part of their daily life, can access these supports through their NDIS plan.

What happens in the meantime?

To ensure that NDIS participants are able to access the disability-related health supports that they need, state and territory health services will continue to provide disability-related health supports currently provided where such supports are not already included in a participant’s NDIS plan. The NDIS will continue to fund these supports where they are already included in a participant’s NDIS plan.

What else do I need to know?

The factsheet provides more detailed information on:

  • The health supports provided by the NDIS
  • The health supports not provided by the NDIS
  • Who may be eligible to receive health supports through the NDIS
  • How the support of families, carers and informal networks is taken into consideration

View the Department of Social Services factsheet - How the NDIS and health services will work together