In The Media | 16 September 2015

NSW, Victorians to get NDIS from July 2016

More than 200,000 Victorians and NSW residents with a disability will start getting national disability insurance scheme packages from mid-2016.

The premiers of the two states on Wednesday signed long-awaited funding agreements with the commonwealth in Canberra nutting out how the scheme will be rolled out to 245,000 eligible people.

That’s more than half of the expected 460,000 across the country due to get the scheme when it’s fully rolled out.

The federal government says the agreements will give certainty to people with disability and their families promising a lifetime of support.