Information about the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national funding scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide people with disabilities greater control and decision making about their lives.

This scheme will replace the Individual Support Package (ISP) Funding that was distributed by the Department of Health & Human Services.

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

Supporting you with the NDIS:

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS is available to all Australians, up to the age of 65 who are living with a permanent and significant disability.

It’s a whole-of-life approach – a major reform of disability services in Australia, designed to provide the right support according to each person’s needs and goals.

If you are unsure whether you are able to access the NDIS, please go to www.ndis.gov.au and complete “My Access Checker”.

Alternatively please call Alkira on 9890 1365.

What type of supports can I get funded?

The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports that will assist you to achieve your goals and objectives, which could include:

  • Regular personal care support
  • Finding a job and earning an income
  • Developing your capacity to actively get involved in your local community
  • Becoming more independent
  • Improving your health and wellbeing

Based on your goals and objectives, the NDIS may fund you for supports such as transport, home modification design, mobility equipment, therapeutic supports and more.

How much funding will the NDIS give me?

The NDIS is distributed to all eligible people by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The NDIA will calculate the amount based on the plan, which outlines the services that each participant will need to reach their goals.

What does the NDIS pay for?

The NDIS pays for different supports for different people.

The NDIS will NOT pay for –

The NDIS will say no to things that will not help with your disability.

The NDIS will not pay for-

  • Everyday things/ expenses that everyone has to pay for like food, electricity, movie tickets.
  • Supports that someone else already pays for. Eg: Items covered by Medicare.
  • Things that might hurt you or other people.
These supports must help you to be –
  • More independent. (Independent means you can do things by yourself)
  • Join in the community. For example– get a job or join a group.
  • Receive the support you need. Eg: transport or a support worker to help you at home therapy like speech pathology.
  • Purchase the equipment and aids you need. Eg: A wheelchair or a communication device.

For further information please contact Alkira on 9890 1365.

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