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The NDIS will provide funding to about 460,000 Australians once it is fully rolled out across Australia.
Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the disability support pension and carers’ allowance.
The NDIS will help those who have an impairment or lifelong condition that stops them from doing everyday things without some assistance. Areas of assistance include:
The NDIS is also responsible for providing aids and equipment that support increased or independent functioning.
Some examples of the assistive technology a NDIS participant may be eligible to receive funding for includes:
Some people may also meet the early intervention requirements. According to the scheme, they include:
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working with the relevant Commonwealth and State government departments to engineer a smooth transition to the NDIS for people with disability, their families, carers and providers.
The aim of the NDIS is to support people with significant and permanent disability and to take into account the circumstances of families and carers, as well as the person with disability. To access the NDIS people with a disability will need to meet the following criteria:
The scheme is for any Australian citizen (or resident or permanent visa holder) with permanent disability that significantly affects their day-to-day activities who is under 65 years of age when they make their application to the scheme.
Children under six can be assessed against the NDIS criteria for early intervention. This assumes that there is some capacity to develop skills with the right services and supports delivered at the right time. If children require ongoing support across their lifetime they can transition into the disability stream of the NDIS.
A child under six may meet the Early Childhood Intervention criteria if they have a developmental delay which results in:
It is worthwhile noting that if a child is already a NDIS participant their current arrangement will continue. Those currently receiving other government funded support will be contacted by the NDIS when it becomes available in their area.
Those children requiring ongoing support across their lifetime can transition into the disability stream of the NDIS.
If you have not yet transitioned to the NDIS, call us on 1300 737 942 to discuss your eligibility. As a registered provider of NDIS support, CareChoice can help you develop goals and achieve a smooth transition.
You can continue receiving support services with CareChoice before and after you have transitioned to the NDIS.
To book a complimentary consultation call 1300 737 942 or email enquiries to CareChoice here.