What is the NDIS?

  The NDIS is a national scheme that provides support to people who have a disability. To be eligible you need to have a disability which can be an intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive or psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people or children.

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Are you Eligible?

To be eligible to apply for NDIS funding, there is a criteria you will have to meet. You need to be 65 years and under when you apply to the scheme. Have a disability that is permanent or likely to be permanent and

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Children Under 7?

If your child is under seven, Early Childhood Early Intervention (known as ECEI ) is available to assist you to access NDIS and develop a plan for your child. The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-7 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers.

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Who Can Assist You?

What is a Local Area Coordinator? A Local Area Coordinator or often referred to as LAC is someone from the NDIS or an NDIS partnered organization who helps you to implement your plan.

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What are the Funding Types?

You will need to consider what type of funding and what type of management you prefer. There are 3 types of plan management and 3 types of funding to understand   .

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What are Service Agreements and Service Bookings?

If you are Agency Managed, you will need to have a service agreement and booking with the service you are working with. Service bookings are a way to set aside funding for an NDIS registered provider for the goods, support or service they will deliver. 

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Do you need an Interpreter?

  If you need an interpreter or have a hearing or speech disability there are services available to assist you to interact with the services you need. The NDIS website has interpreted information on its website in many languages.

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Have a Complaint?

  The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency that has been established to monitor and improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.

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