NDIS and other supports available to you

– [Narrator] While the NDIS is expected to provide disability supports for over 460,000 Australians living with a significant
and permanent disability, it is not intended to
replace other services that are available to all Australians, such as health, education, employment, transport, aged care,
justice, and housing. Like all Australians,
people with disability will continue to have
access to these services. NDIS funded plans
complement other supports that people may be eligible to receive from other government services, such as the Disability Support Pension, Carer’s Allowance, or Health Care Card. NDIS plans will provide support to access and connect with other services that can also help you
to achieve your goals and better outcomes in life. For example, one of your goals could be to independently catch the bus to school, work, or a community event. The NDIS may fund public
transport training to enable you to use
the local bus service. Because the NDIS is not intended to replace other available services, you’ll continue to have access to publicly funded supports and services. For example, you may
access the health system to visit your doctor,
dentist, or local hospital. You may access the transport system to catch the bus to work,
school, or community events. Or you may access the education system to go to school, TAFE, or university. The NDIS is a supporting system that enables people living with disability to access, use, and
benefit from other services that are available to all Australians. For more information, visit our website, ndis.gov.au, or call 1800 800 110.

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