How do I apply for the NDIS?
If you haven't already applied for your own NDIS funding, you will have to go through their website. You will first have to check if you are eligible for the NDIS, which can be done by looking at the eligibility checklist on the NDIS website. The easiest way for you to get the service would be to call the NDIS directly so that you can make an Access Request. Or you can ask for an actual form that you can fill out and give to your local NDIS office. If you decide to call them, you will need to provide details and information about your disability through email, postage or by giving it to the NDIS office. We can assist you with the application process if you need it.
What type of support does the NDIS fund?
The NDIS is quite specific with who they fund. They only provide funds for support if they are deemed "reasonable and necessary". They decide this through a set of criteria.
This is all decided through the NDIS referring to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act which has laid down the rules for the decision makers.
What is a NDIS 'plan'?
The NDIS plans are agreements that each individual who has successfully applied for the NDIS funding signs and puts into action. Each plan is specialised to each individual's needs. They are created when the person with the disability and the support provider discuss what the individual needs to help them with their disability, as well as setting goals to achieve. Once the plan has been finalised and agreed upon, it gets put into action. The person with the disability then goes along with the plan and - with the help of groups like Sunnyday Carers - their goals can be accomplished.
How do I get my own plan?
You can get your own unique and personalised plan with us after you have been successfully registered with the NDIS. Your plan is simply a written agreement which outlines how your allocated funds will be used to benefit yourself, as well as your own goals and aspirations. We are here to help you.
Is the NDIS available in my area?
The NDIS is now well established in Australia, with it being available in all states and territories of the nation. However, there are still people transitioning to the NDIS from previous services in several states and the NDIS isn't available in some areas of the nation, it hasn't completely transitioned yet. To find out if the NDIS is in your area check their website or contact them.
Who runs the NDIS?
The NDIS isn't an organisation or an institution itself, it is a scheme that provides your needed funds to you. The actual people who control the NDIS are the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and they are a governmental institution. The NDIA are the ones that initially determine whether you are eligible for the NDIS funding, and they are also responsible for deciding how much funds is needed to be supplied to you from the NDIS.
- The support has to do with the person's disability.
- It cannot be towards general costs of living that have nothing to do with the person's disability.
- It should be worth the funds put into it.
- The supports must prove to be likely to benefit the individual.
- It has to take into account support from other sources like family or the community.
We now give you the support and services that you agreed upon in your plan. We will conduct yearly reviews of your plan with you and with the NDIS, as well as quarterly internal reviews which will be about how the support is going, and if you are achieving your goals. This is when your plan can be updated if it is needed.
If you require assistance to apply for your NDIS funding, with issues like what documents you need or with help filling out the application, we can help you. Feel free to contact us.
You sign the agreement that you have created with us and that's when we can start providing you with support.
After you have contacted the NDIS and have been registered with them, you can come back to us and we can help you get your individual plan set up.
About The NDIS
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Through our support, we will bring out your potential and your talents so you can achieve your goals and dreams. We strive to help you make your life more fulfilling and meaningful.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new and effective method for people with disabilities to receive the support and services that they require. The NDIS allows us to help you achieve your dreams and goals. Their funding provides us with the ability to offer you the facilities and support that you need.
To put it simply, the NDIS is available to any Australian who has a permanent and significant disability and is also under the age of 65. Your own eligibility for NDIS support is determined through your application for the services - they decide whether or not you are able to have your own funding.