What is the NDIS?

What is NDIS
What is NDIS

NDIS explained

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 purpose of the NDIS?

The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary services or supports that help an individual with a disability or special need to:

Increase their independence
Pursue careers, goals and aspirations
Further economic and social development and
participation
Plan for a better future

Companies like Care Plan Management can provide you with further advice on the services and supports that are covered.

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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.

How are NDIS plans managed?

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Self Managed

This option puts the responsibility of managing
the plan on the individual or their nominee.
This means the participant or nominee needs
to have the ability to budget, pay invoices and
perform the necessary administration to
comply with the guidelines.

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Agency Managed

Agency managed means the participant or
nominee chooses to have the NDIA manage
their plan on their behalf. The NDIA will make
all arrangements and payments, and you will
only have access to registered service
providers.

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Plan Managed

In this scenario, the participant or their
nominee chooses a plan with a registered
provider like Care Plan Management.
Registered providers can arrange services by
registered and non registered service
providers, as well as manage any other aspect
of the plan that the individual or carer may
require.

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Combination of Plans

In this scenario, the participant or their
nominee chooses a plan with a registered
provider like Care Plan Management.
Registered providers can arrange services by
registered and non registered service
providers, as well as manage any other aspect
of the plan that the individual or carer may
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
development
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.

Call us today for advice or
assistance.

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Getting Started

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Eligibility Check

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