The NDIS provides funding to eligible individuals based on their individual needs. The Government has proposed that this additional amount come from budgetary savings allocated to a special account, the NDIS Savings Fund, which “will keep the NDIS that it spends less and will select savings from the entire Government”. The NDIS Act also established the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the independent statutory agency responsible for managing the NDIS. However, the Productivity Commission maintains that, while the NDIS will be a cost to the government, it will not be a cost to the economy.
For more information on the type of supports and case studies on people's experience at NDIS trial sites, visit the NDIS website.