Consistent with the NDIS bilateral agreement, people aged 4 to 34 years are currently able to access the NDIS in Tasmania. Currently, VisAbility is approved to provide the following services in Tasmania:
- Assistance in coordination or managing life stages, transitions and supports
- Assistive products for vision
- Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
- Development of daily living and life skills
- Household tasks
- Other innovative supports
- Specialised assessment of skills, abilities, and needs
- Training for independence in travel and transport
What you need to know:
- The number of participants entering the scheme is expected to double each year between 2016 and 2019, and at 30 June 2016 over 1,100 young people (around 10% of total participants) had phased into the scheme.
- From 1 July 2016, children aged 12 to 14 will be able to access the NDIS in Tasmania. This will be followed by adults aged between 25 and 28 from 1 January 2017. By 30 June 2017 a total of 2,200 people are expected to have transitioned to the NDIS.
- From 1 July 2017, children aged between 4 and 11 will enter the scheme followed by adults aged 29 to 34 from 1 January 2018. By 30 June 2018, approximately 45% of participants will have transitioned to the NDIS.
- From 1 July 2018, the NDIS in Tasmania will be available for children aged 0 to 3 and adults aged 35 to 49.
- From 1 January 2019, participants aged between 50 and 64 will enter the NDIS. By the end of the third year of transition all participants (around 10,600) will have transitioned to the NDIS.
If you have any questions, or need some help, call us on 1800 484 333.
For more detailed information about the NDIS and its roll-out visit http://www.ndis.gov.au/