National Disability Insurance Scheme: Your Questions Answered

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a program that will provide disability support to Australians. If you or someone close to you is living with a disability, there are probably some questions about the NDIS. This post will answer some of the most common questions about the NDIS. Keep reading to learn more!

1. What exactly is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a way of providing support for Australians living with disability, their families and carers. The scheme endeavours to provide access to quality services to help people reach their goals. The Australian Government funds this program and awards money to those who are deemed eligible.

2. How will I know if I'm eligible for the NDIS?

In order to be eligible for an NDIS plan, your disability must meet specific criteria related to age, residency, and support needs.

3. What are the benefits of having an NDIS plan in place?

Getting a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan is a great way to get the services and support you need. For example, under the NDIS, people have the freedom to choose what services they purchase with the money that is awarded to them. Doing so means that people can access more individualised care plans and exercise more control over their lives rather than relying on one-size-fits-all approaches to care that may not meet their needs.

4. How can I get started with the NDIS process?

The process of applying for NDIS starts with a written application. As you will want to include as much info as possible on your application, it is a good idea to contact other professionals who have been providing care such as your GP, social worker, or mental health nurse. You may be invited to an assessment with your NDIS Local Coordinator who will then decide if you meet the criteria.

5. Who can help me with my NDIS plan if I need assistance?

Once you have been approved, you can look to your NDIS Local Coordinator for help with your NDIS plan. Alternatively, you can contact local community support organisations that advocate on the behalf of people with disabilities.

If you would like to find out more about this subject, contact an NDIS provider today. A member of staff will be happy to talk you through the process of applying for NDIS assistance and to provide further help, information and support.

For more information, contact an NDIS provider near you.