About the NDIS in easy English:
Frequently asked questions
The NDIS is a national no fault insurance scheme designed to change the way that disability services are delivered in Australia. It aims to do this by:
- recognising that disability related support is an entitlement
- acknowledging the right of all people to an â€˜ordinary lifeâ€™
- matching funding to the support needed and placing control over the funding with the person and their support network
- ensuring that providers discuss the service they will deliver with the person who will receive it through negotiation of individual service agreements
- supporting a social model of disability support where the community sector contributes to support as they do for all community members, and
- facilitating choice of provider in an open market.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be responsible for the running of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This is a national body that is part of the federal government, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).
To access the NDIS you must:
You must also:
Check out the NDIS Access ChecklistÂ https://www.ndis.gov
There will be a progressive rollout of the NDIS in Melbourneâ€™s east from November 2017. Some people in this region will be contacted earlier than this for early completion of their plan due to the nature of their needs. This is known as early rollout. ByÂ Â all eligible residents across Australia will be covered.
No, but being registered and having a plan with DRS is beneficial as the DSR planning process will help to prepare you for your NDIS plan.
The NDIS covers a wide range of disability supports, services and equipment. These can include therapies, behaviour support, transport assistance, support in the home, education, living arrangements, home and vehicle modifications, communication assistive technology, mobility equipment, community participation activities, daily personal care assistance, funding to attend training and events, and support in gaining and maintaining employment.
Supports that can be covered by the NDIS go hand-in-hand with what has been approved in your plan and must assist with:
The NDIS does not provide funding for support if it is:
Some other supports that may not be covered by NDIS are:
You can, but you donâ€™t have to. You can choose to self manage, to have your plan managed by a registered agency, such as Interchange Outer East, or the NDIA can manage your plan on your behalf. You can also choose a combination of these three options.
Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.
- Home Modifications
-Building Work Project Manager
-Building Work Supervisor
-Carpenter / Joiner
-Plumber / Gas Fitter / Drainer
-Assist Prod-Pers Care/Safety
-Community Nursing Care