The NDIA is the body implementing the NDIS.
The NDIA is the body implementing the NDIS. Franz Pfluegl

What is the difference between the NDIA and NDIS?

IT CAN be hard to decipher acronyms at the best of times, and now is no different.

Recently, you would have heard NDIS and NDIA mentioned in the same sentence - so we're here to clarify exactly what is what.

NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS replaces the current disability support system. Instead of recipients only having access to 'off-the-shelf' solutions, the NDIS is tailored to each individual. The NDIS recognises that everyone's needs and goals are different and provides people with individualised support and the flexibility to manage their supports to help them achieve their goals and enjoy an ordinary life. It's called an insurance scheme because it is social insurance, not welfare. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach to support, not just the needs of that person right now.

NDIA: National Disability Insurance Agency

The NDIA is the independent Commonwealth Government agency responsible for implementing the NDIS. Those who work for the NDIA, work with those seeking disability support. They provide information, referrals, links to services and activities, individualised plans and funded supports to people over their lifetime. They help link the dots between service providers and those seeking assistance. NDIA staff are based across Australia. 

The NDIA is partnering with the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and well known community organisations to deliver the NDIS in your local area.

For more information on the NDIA or NDIS, head HERE

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