The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), is Australia’s new disability care scheme, which gives people living with an ongoing disability, their families and carers the support they need to live a full life.
State Trustees administers the financial and legal affairs of over 9,000 Victorians living with a disability. Many of our clients already participate in the NDIS, whilst others may become participants as the NDIS rollout progresses. Participating in the NDIS provides our clients greater choice about the disability services and support they can receive, giving greater control over the quality of their lives.
The role of State Trustees in the NDIS pathway
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) can appoint State Trustees as an administrator if a person is experiencing an impairment to their decision-making capacity. As an administrator, State Trustees does not have the authority to make personal and lifestyle decisions on a client’s behalf as required by the NDIS planning process. However, State Trustees’ role in assisting its clients with participating in the NDIS is ensuring that clients have access to the full spectrum of benefits that the NDIS offers.