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Continuity of support

Continuity of support for older Victorians

The Victorian Government is working closely with the Commonwealth to ensure older Victorians with disability are not disadvantaged by the roll-out of the NDIS and will be able to continue to receive their supports even after the NDIS has transitioned in their area.

To meet this commitment, the Commonwealth is providing continued support to older people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS through the new Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme.

From 1 April 2018, Victorians with a disability who are 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and who are not eligible for the NDIS, will continue to receive their disability supports through the CoS Programme.

This will ensure older Victorians who are currently receiving state-administered specialist disability services will continue to be supported to achieve similar outcomes to those they were aiming to achieve prior to transitioning to new arrangements.

 

Fact sheets

Information for people with a disability, families and carers.

Fact sheet - Continuity of support for older people receiving specialist disability services in Victoria - Information for people with a disability, families and carers  - March 2018 Fact sheet - Continuity of support for older people receiving specialist disability services in Victoria - Information for people with a disability, families and carers - March 2018DOC (301 KB)

Information for Service Providers.

Fact sheet - Continuity of support for older people receiving specialist disability services in Victoria Information for Service Providers – March 2018 Fact sheet - Continuity of support for older people receiving specialist disability services in Victoria Information for Service Providers – March 2018DOC (309.5 KB)