Frequently Asked Questions

The NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, is Australia’s first national initiative for people with disabilities. It directly provides funding to individuals, aiming to support approximately 500,000 Australians with permanent and significant disabilities over the next five years, many of whom will receive this crucial support for the first time.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) decides NDIS eligibility. Decisions are based on the NDIS Act 2013, which outlines what supports and services are deemed reasonable and necessary for funding.
There’s an online eligibility checklist that provides a preliminary assessment. However, it’s essential to note that the NDIA makes the final eligibility decisions.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can initiate the application process by completing an Access Request Form.
An NDIS plan is a personalised written agreement detailing the support you need. During planning, we discuss your goals, current lifestyle, and required assistance to ensure you receive the right support.
Once your plan is in place, various professionals will guide you in implementing it. This process includes understanding your allocated budgets and using the myplace portal.
Yes, plans can be reassessed and adjusted to ensure your supports are effective and aligned with your goals.
The NDIS funds a wide array of supports, from daily personal activities and therapeutic supports to mobility equipment and vehicle modifications. However, specific supports like daily living costs unrelated to a participant’s support needs or those likely to cause harm or risks are not funded.
These are essential supports based on an individual’s unique needs and circumstances, ensuring they benefit from social and economic participation.
Yes, some disability-related health supports are eligible for NDIS funding.
Indeed, the NDIS offers support to enhance your choices regarding your work environment and how you work.
This approach focuses on children under 6 with developmental delays or those under 9 with disabilities. It provides tailored support, ensuring each child receives individualised care aligned with their needs.
Early Childhood Partners are professionals who assist children and families in accessing the early childhood approach. They are crucial in linking families to relevant community health services, playgroups, and educational settings.
Early connections are available for children under 9, even without an NDIS plan or diagnosis.
These partners help individuals with disabilities aged 9 to 64 navigate the NDIS. They assist in goal creation, decision-making, and accessing necessary supports, ensuring a more inclusive society.
Also known as NDIS Connectors, these professionals support the NDIS delivery in remote communities, ensuring that diverse cultures receive tailored support.
We’re integrating a new computer system and refining our NDIS delivery methods. Details about these enhancements will be shared soon.
The NDIS introduces a novel approach, offering participants the autonomy to select and control their support, fostering community, workplace, and social engagement.
This sector ensures all children, including those with developmental delays or disabilities, can access essential early childhood education and care services.
Services such as childcare, early learning, family day care, playgroups, and early learning programs fall under this sector.
The NDIS doesn’t fund supports that are another government or community service’s responsibility, unrelated to one’s disability, associated with unrelated day-to-day living costs, or that might harm the participant or others.