National Disability Insurance Scheme WA

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reaches a new milestone as Western Australia becomes the final state to officially join the federally administered Scheme.

From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Agency will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA, as is the case in every other state and territory.

WA NDIS participants will transfer to the federally administered NDIS between 1 April 2018 and 31 December 2018. People receiving state or Commonwealth disability supports, as well as new participants, will continue to transition to the NDIS from 1 July 2018.

Federal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino said the Commonwealth and WA Governments will fully cooperate to implement the transition to the NDIS.

“The NDIS will support people with disability, their families, and carers to play a greater role in their communities,” Mrs Marino said.“

The Scheme will fund reasonable and necessary supports for people to help them live their lives. It will also deliver profound economic change, creating new markets, new employment and new investment.”

The NDIS is expected to support about 39,000 people in WA with permanent and significant disability by July 2020.

For more information on the WA rollout, including timeframes, visit the NDIS website.