NDIS Accessibility Changes From 1 January 2018

NDIS Accessibility Changes From 1 January 2018

Acting Tasmania Minister for Human Services Elise Archer

Adults Aged 29-34 To Access The NDIS From January 1

Victor P Taffa

From 1 January 2018 the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will help adults aged 29-34 years old participate more in the broader community, giving them and their care givers greater choice and control of their care.

NDIS will no doubt improve these people’s lives, just like it has for 2,915 other Tasmanians so far, Acting Minister for Human Services Elise Archer said.

Hodgman Government is committed to supporting people with disability and their carers, and we are investing $750 Million to fund the NDIS over the next 4 years.

“What we are doing is working Tasmanian NDIS participant and carer satisfaction is above the national average, with a recent report showing 93 % of participants reporting very good satisfaction.”

As of September 30, 2017 all 2,915 participants have an approved plan in Tasmania and there are 821 approved service providers.

“Existing Commonwealth and state or territory-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start in the NDIS.” Minister Archer said.

NDIS Roll Out schedule

  • Aged 12-14 transitioned from July 1, 2016;
  • Aged 25-28 transitioned from January 1, 2017; people aged 4-11 will transition from July 1, 2017;
  • Aged 29-34 will transition from January 1, 2018; people aged 0-3 and people aged 35-49 will transition from July 1, 2018;
  • Aged 50-64 will transition from January 1, 2019.