The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government initiative that provides support for Australians with a disability. It is a needs-based system that provides funding for the care and support people with a disability need to live their lives, designed to give people with a disability more choice and control over the support they receive. It also provides peace of mind, knowing that there is a safety net of support if they need it. The NDIS has been a major reform to the way disability services are funded and delivered in Australia and is available in all states and territories across Australia. If you are living with a disability or are caring for someone with a disability, you may be eligible for support from the NDIS. Here is how it can help.

What can the NDIS can provide support for?

If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will work with a planner to develop a plan that outlines the support you need to live your best life. The NDIS can provide funding for a range of supports and services, including:

  • personal care and daily living support
  • transport and mobility assistance
  • equipment and modifications to your home or vehicle
  • communication aids and devices
  • therapeutic supports such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or psychology

Other services

The NDIS and subsequent NDIS Registered Providers also provide individuals and families with access to a range of other services and support, including:

  • Up to date information and referrals to services
  • Individualised plans and funding
  • Coordination of supports and services
  • Connection to community, social and recreational activities

The NDIS is a game-changer for people with disabilities, their families and carers. It provides funding for a range of supports and services that can assist you in living your best life possible. If you are eligible, you will have an individualised plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.

How do I know if I am eligible for NDIS services?

The NDIS is currently available to people with disability who are aged under 65 and who meet the access requirements. The access requirements are based on having a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities. To be eligible you must meet these access requirements and also be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a holder of a protected special category visa. Find out more here.

How to get started

To get started with the NDIS process, you will need to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA is the government agency that is responsible for delivering the NDIS. They can be contacted by phone on 1800 800 110 or online through their website. The first step in the process is to have an Access Request Form completed. This form can be completed by you, your parent or carer, or someone else on your behalf. The form can be found on the NDIA website.

Once the form is complete, you will need to submit it to the NDIA. Once the form has been received, the NDIA will assess your eligibility for the Scheme. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by the NDIA and an appointment will be made for you to meet with a planner. The planner will work with you to develop your NDIS Plan. This plan will set out the support that you need to achieve your goals.

Integrity Disability Hub is dedicated to providing the best disability care services in the Greater Western Sydney region. We can assist you and your family with your NDIS support services and will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that your goals are accomplished. Get in touch with our team today!