National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an implementation by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). NDIS provides support to people who are with a permanent disability that has a direct and substantial effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities. Self-management is when you manage your NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy to meet your plan goals.
What are the benefits of self- managing
- Choice – deciding what supports you purchase in line with what is included in your plan, who provides these supports and how they are delivered.
- Flexibility – to use any provider that will best help you to meet your plan goals.
- Capacity – to employ or contract staff directly, or have someone employ staff on your behalf.
- Ability – to negotiate the costs of your supports so you get the best value-for-money and to use savings to buy more or better quality supports.
- Control – over and responsibility for your NDIS funding so you can manage your own budget for the duration of your plan.
The Kind of NDIS Support That someone Can Expect Includes:
- Support so as to become more independent
- Encouragement so that you become a more involved member of this community
- Assistance in getting employment, and
Moral support that helps to attain an overall improved well-being
By directing funds towards reasonable moreover as necessary steps which might help people with disabilities in achieving their goals, rather than funding only the mainstream services, NDIS helps someone with a disability successfully connect with those services. It’s through providing reasonable and essential support – the type that’s related to a person’s day-to-day living; this scheme helps improve his/her participation in their community similarly because of the workforce. Such support could include a chunk of kit, sort of a wheelchair, or home and car modifications, or it might be building their skills to assist them pick up learning and employment opportunities.
A person that is already receiving disability care services will have someone contact them before their region is often scheduled to urge a transition to the NDIS. Folks that are currently availing these services from any defined programs are generally considered to be satisfying the incapacity requirements without requiring to any extent further evidence. just in case they aren’t receiving any such services, they’ll apply under NDIS, but only after it’s become available in their region, within the course of the staged roll-out all across Australia.
People with a disability who aren’t eligible to use their individual funding under the NDIS can still avail support under this scheme with the assistance of data, referrals.
Criteria for Eligibility:
For an individual to be eligible to receive support under the NDIS, they must:
- Having a permanent disability would have significantly impacted their functional capacity, or if they would require access to the early intervention support,
- Be a citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, or be a protected Special Category Visa holder here,
- Be no over 65 years old while first applying under this scheme,
- Be living in a very region where the NDIS has become available,
Should meet the age or have a phasing requirement for the region at that time of the roll-outs across all of Australia, if so applicable.
How to Apply
For you to apply, you will have to first fill in the NDIS Access Checklist. For an Access request form, you can contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110
However, if you need any help regarding NDIS services, OSAN Ability Assist is here to help you out. We are an NDIS Provider in Sydney, NSW, and we would be happy to answer any questions for you. Our contact number is 1300 799 941