As the National Disability Insurance Scheme comes into place in each state and territory, most Commonwealth disability programs will end. People who are eligible for the NDIS will access their services and supports through their NDIS plan, making sure supports meet their individual needs. Anyone who currently accesses a Commonwealth disability program who is not eligible for the NDIS will continue to receive supports through Continuity of Support arrangements.
It’s important to test your eligibility for the NDIS early.
Through the provision of targeted supports and services for people with disability and carers, the Department of Social Services (DSS) works to improve their independence and participation in community and economic life.
The BSWAT Provider Portal is changing to read only on 16 December 2018. This will affect how you submit any remaining claims for payment for services provided under the BSWAT Payment Scheme (financial counselling or legal advice). Continue Reading
The Department of Social Services engaged Kantar Public to conduct primary research in order to provide a robust understanding of the business characteristics, attitudes and perceived barriers employers face in employing people with disability. Continue Reading
From 1 July 2018, Disability Employment Services (DES) will continue to be underpinned by a national performance management framework consisting of three key performance indicators: efficiency, effectiveness and quality. Continue Reading