The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding support to people with a disability, their families and carers. Launched in 2013, the scheme is overseen by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and allows individuals with a permanent and significant disability to access government funding. The scheme aims to give people with a disability more choice and control over the support they receive, based on their individual needs, goals and aspirations.
The NDIS can provide support across a range of areas including employment, health, education, accommodation, independence, involvement in recreational, sport and social activities.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.
The NDIA determines who is eligible to participate in the scheme.
You may be eligible if:
you are between 7 and 65 years of age;
you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a special category visa;
you have a permanent and significant disability for which you need frequent support; and
your condition affects your ability for social and economic participation.
For more information, contact us or visit the NDIS website
If you have an NDIS plan, you can choose how you want to handle the financial aspects of your plan. One way you can do this is by electing an NDIS registered Plan Manager to take care of things for you
Below are the nine steps you need to go through to access NDIS funding and get started with your NDIS plan. Click on each heading to read the step description. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't stress! Our friendly staff is here to help you through every step of the process. Just give us a call and we'll talk you through it.
For someone to be eligible for NDIS Funding they must:
Have a significant and permanent disability that substantially reduces their functional capacity, or they need access to early intervention supports.
Be between the age of 7 and 65 when first applying to become a participant. Please note, you may still be eligible if you have a child under 7, information can be found via this NDIS website link.
Be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected Special Category Visa holder
Once you have established your eligibility:
Once your access request is approved:
At your NDIS Planning Meeting:
After your Planning Meeting:
Now that you have your approved NDIS Plan:
When it comes to implementing your Plan:
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