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1.1.N.05 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant

Definition

An NDIS participant is a person with disability who meets the access requirements to become a participant in the NDIS. As a participant, a person with disability is able to access NDIS community linkages and individualised planning processes to identify the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations. Under social security law, NDIS participant has the same meaning as 'participant' in the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'NDIS participant'

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