What is the Principle of "no disadvantage"?

Governments made a commitment – through the Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch (IGA) – that if you were receiving supports before becoming a participant in the NDIS you should not be disadvantaged by your transition to the NDIS.

The commitment is that people who become participants in the NDIS should be able to achieve at least the same outcomes under the NDIS.

This does not mean that you will always have the same level of funding or supports provided in the same way. You will have access to reasonable and necessary supports consistent with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

Where the NDIS does not fund a support you previously received under another program, the Agency will seek to identify alternative supports or refer you to other systems with a view to ensuring you are able to achieve substantially the same outcomes as a participant in the NDIS.

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