The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was initiated by the Australian Government for Australians with a disability, including people with intellectual, physical, sensory and psycho-social disabilities.
It creates a managed market for disability services in Australia. The NDIS is established by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. The NDIS commenced being rolled out nationally on 1 July 2016.
In the first year of service, the scheme helped approximately 800 eligible young people aged 15 to 24 in Tasmania. The number of people Australia wide has since risen to 20,000, with a recommended participation increase of 410,000 people discussed more recently.
Information with thanks to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme
How can NDIS help me?
The NDIS will fund all ‘reasonable and necessary’ support that is needed, with the aim of meeting your needs and goals.
These goals must be identified in your NDIS plan as helping you to achieve your goals and be related to your disability.
Your goals must also help you to integrate into your local community, or to find paid work or volunteering work. Your goals in connection to NDIS funding, must not include day-to-day living costs that are related to your disability. The funding must be beneficial to you and be proven to work, and take into account informal family, carer and community support that is available to you – and be seen as good value for money.
Quick and easy steps
Contact Devonfield to determine your eligibility for NDIS funding. We’ll help you to prepare for the NDIS planning meeting and get started. Here are our four easy steps:
- Determining your eligibility
- Prepare for your NDIS planning meeting
- NDIS planning meeting
- Getting started
For more information on what is included (and what isn’t), please contact Devonfield today.