NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance
Scheme, which is under the direction of the NDIA
(National Disability Insurance Agency).
The NDIS was established to give people with disabilities and special needs more choice and control over the support they receive. This is provided in the form of support services or funding that help an individual with special needs improve the quality of their daily life, as well as achieve future goals and ambitions.
What is the benifit? of the NDIS?
Before the NDIS, our disability support network was state or territory independent, and the availability of support or funding could vary. The NDIS is a national scheme that is breaking new ground on how assistance is funded and delivered.
For example, with the NDIS, it no longer matters if a person is born with a disability or acquires one later in life. We no longer run the risk of individuals falling through the cracks, so more people with special needs can receive the unique support they require.
What is covered?
The NDIS has been developed to give an extensive range of services and supports to special needs people. The types of support that the NDIS may fund are:
✓ Daily activities
✓ Work placement and employment support
✓ Equipment for community participation and skills
✓ Home modifications and construction
✓ Therapeutic and behaviour support
✓ Home aid and maintenance
✓ Mobility equipment and vehicle modification
The NDIS offers a broad spectrum of support and
funding, and all plans are assessed independently,
based on the needs of each individual.
What is not covered?
The NDIS act and the rules that govern it will not fund a support that:
✓ Is not related to an individual’s disability or special need
✓ Is likely to cause harm or pose a risk to others
✓ Is relating to day to day costs that are unrelated to a participants support needs
✓ Is under the responsibility of another government body or service
If an individual is unsure if they are eligible for an NDIS support plan, registered services like the Care Plan Management, can help them find the information that relates to their unique situation.
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