NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals.
What does NDIS mean?
- National: The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.
- Disability: The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
- Insurance: The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
- Scheme: The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
What support is available via NDIS?
The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.
In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support or service:
- must be related to a participant’s disability
- must not include day-to-day living costs not related to your disability support needs, such as groceries
- should represent value for money
- must be likely to be effective and work for the participant, and
- should take into account support given to you by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community.
Applying to access the NDIS will provide you with information about joining the NDIS and an access request can be started over the phone, calling the NDIA on 1 800 800 110 between 8am – 8pm. If you would like support with this, please contact KBHAC on (02) 9051 1690.
How do I get support from NDIS?
If you are eligible for the NDIS and have received an ‘access decision’ letter, the next step is creating your NDIS plan. For more information on creating your NDIS plan and who can help start your plan, information can be found here: Who can help start your plan. If you are having difficulties with starting your plan or preparing for your planning meeting, you can contact KBHAC for support on (02) 9051 1690.
What NDIS Registered Services can KBHAC provide?
Once your NDIS plan is approved, KBHAC can currently assist approved participants with:
- Coordination of supports
- Social, Cultural and Community Participation
- Plan Management
- Supporting life stage transitions
- Independent Living Skills
KBHAC will be expanding the types of NDIS registered services we can provide. Please call the KBHAC Office on (02) 9051 1690 to have a yarn and hear more about our NDIS registered services.