MS Australia welcomes the much anticipated announcement of the full roll out of the NDIS in South Australia.
Between February 2016 and June 2017 the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will work with service providers to reach all eligible children in the 0-14 age group, and then commence the inclusion of young people from 15 to 17 as part of full scheme roll out commencing July 1 2017.
Following entry of all children and young people aged 0-17 into the scheme, the NDIS will then be rolled out region by region across South Australia.
The timeline for the regional rollout is as follow:
- July 2017 - Barossa Light and Lower North, Playford, Salisbury, Port Adelaide, Enfield will enter the scheme with all eligible participants expected to be in the scheme by April 2018;
- October 2017 - Tea Tree Gully, Limestone Coast and Murray Mallee will enter the scheme with all eligible participants expected to be in the scheme by January 2018;
- January 2018 - The Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island, Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, Onkaparinga, Eyre and Western, Far North, York and Mid North will enter the scheme with all eligible participants expected to be in the scheme by April 2018, and;
- May 2018 - Adelaide Hills, Eastern and Western Adelaide and any other areas will commence entry into the scheme and are expected to be fully incorporated into the scheme by June 2018.
For more information please see the participant information pack and detailed listings of the age and regional roll-out online.