What Is the NDIS? Am I Eligible?


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) stands as a transformative initiative designed to support individuals with permanent and significant disabilities that impede their daily activities. This comprehensive program is tailored to empower participants, enhancing their independence and integration into community life. At Live and Learn Group, we’re here to simplify this process for you and ensure that you can easily navigate through the system with our expert guidance.

Understanding the NDIS

The essence of the NDIS revolves around providing personalised support to individuals with disabilities. It ensures they receive the necessary assistance to lead fulfilling lives, encompassing areas such as education, employment, and overall well-being. The scheme is fundamentally about choice and control, offering individuals the freedom to decide how, when, and where their supports are managed, ensuring these provisions adapt over a lifetime.

Early Intervention and Support

A cornerstone of the NDIS is its focus on early intervention. This proactive approach aims to diminish the effects of disabilities by providing timely and effective support, potentially altering the course of an individual’s life or that of their child by addressing needs at an early stage.

Who Can Benefit?

Participants of the NDIS include those who already receive disability support and may be evaluating the effectiveness of their current aids. This evaluation extends to considering the support provided by family, friends, and community or mainstream services. If additional support is deemed necessary, the NDIS steps in to provide reasonable and essential aids that align with the individual’s goals, which could range from therapies and equipment to support for community involvement and employment.

Planning and Goals

Eligible participants will work alongside NDIS planners to create a tailored plan that reflects their needs and aspirations. At Live and Learn Group, we assist you in making these planning sessions as productive and stress-free as possible, ensuring that your plan perfectly matches your needs and life goals. Our team supports you in maintaining and updating your plan to accommodate any changes in your life or goals.

Access and Eligibility

To access the NDIS, individuals must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to engage in everyday activities.
  • Be under 65 years of age at the initial access point.
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a relevant visa, including a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category Visa.

The scheme is rolling out progressively across Australia, with specific guidelines available through an access checklist on the NDIS website.

Next Steps in the Journey

Upon confirming eligibility, an NDIS planner will arrange meetings to discuss the participant’s needs, goals, and the current support system. This comprehensive discussion aids in developing a support plan that truly reflects the individual’s needs and aspirations. With Live and Learn Group, you are not alone in this process. We’re here to help you every step of the way; from understanding your eligibility to planning and implementing the supports you need.


The NDIS is reshaping the landscape of disability support in New South Wales and beyond, offering a flexible, whole-of-life approach to support. It’s an insurance framework that provides peace of mind, acknowledging that disability can affect anyone and that appropriate support can significantly enhance quality of life.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the NDIS, don’t navigate this complex system alone. Contact Live and Learn Group today. We make the process straightforward and stress-free, allowing you to focus on achieving your goals and living life to the fullest. Reach out to us via phone or email to learn more and get the personalised support you deserve. Let’s make this journey together!