The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS provides people with disabilities with the support they need to live an ordinary life.
Unlike previous systems, the NDIS provides people with disabilities with the choice of how, when, and where that support is delivered to them. NDIS participants are in the driver’s seat and can choose what works best for them.
To be eligible to get help from the NDIS you must meet some criteria.
- You must have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities;
- You must be under 65 years old;
- You must be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or hold a Special Protected Category visa.
If you think you meet these criteria your first step is to call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or apply to join the NDIS.
Once the NDIS has received and processed your Access Request Form, a Local Area Coordinator will contact you to arrange a planning meeting. While you are waiting for the Coordinator to call you, it is a good idea to start thinking about what support you need and what you would like in your plan.
If you feel that you need help to gather your thoughts for that meeting, you are welcome to contact us. We gladly help!
Read more about NDIS here!