The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched on 1 July 2013. The NDIS Act 2013 is an historic piece of legislation that is the foundation for a national scheme which will deliver meaningful change for people with disabilities across Australia.
The NDIS seeks to support the independence and social and economic participation of people with a disability, mainly by funding the provision of reasonable and necessary supports, including early intervention supports. The NDIS establishes three main criteria for access to the scheme - age, residence and disability.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook written by Bill Madden, Janine McIlwraith and Ruanne Brell examines the NDIS from the viewpoint of a person seeking to access the NDIS and those advising or assisting them. The three key criteria are examined, along with the powers of the NDIS Chief Executive Officer and the scope for review of adverse decisions. The important area of interplay between the NDIS and compensation entitlements is carefully scrutinised.
This handbook provides scheme users, carers, lawyers and health practitioners with an easy to understand guide to this watershed legal development.
- An explanation of the NDIS from the viewpoint of those seeking assistance under the scheme
- Examination of the key access criteria
- Examination of compensation entitlements
- Extracts of important parts of the legislation and the rules
Related LexisNexis Titles
Kelly and Ball Principles of Insurance Law, looseleaf and online
Australian Health Law Bulletin (newsletter)
Table of contents
Part A - Introduction
Part B - Eligibility
- Participant eligibility - Age
- Participant eligibility - Residence
- Participant eligibility - Disability or Early Intervention
- Participant eligibility - Alternative Way
Part C - Compensation
- Compensation claims and recoveries
Part D - Applications, plans and providers
- Participants' plan, supports and funding
- Supports providers
Part E - Powers and Decisions
- CEO enquiry powers
- Review of decisions
Part F - Privacy
Part G - Children and Nominees
Part H - Exit
- Ceasing to be a Participant and Revocation