What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the insurance that gives us all peace of mind. Disability could affect anyone – having the right support makes a big difference.
Find out more here. Source: ndis.gov.au
Who manages the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages the NDIS.
Am I eligible to access the NDIS?
Click here to find out about eligibility requirements under the NDIS.
What if I am not eligible to access the NDIS?
If you are not eligible for an individualised NDIS supports package, there are a number of other options available to you, which we will be happy to discuss. You may be able to access the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building supports.
Please contact CCDN and a member of our team will be happy to talk to you about your options.
How do I get started?
First thing’s first, visit the NDIS website and complete their online NDIS Access Checklist to find out if you are eligible for the scheme.
If you believe you are eligible, you can then request to complete an access request form.
Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will arrange to sit down with a planner who will help you to develop a plan to suit your needs. The planner will review the information in your access request form, while also taking into account your existing assessments.
Can I choose my own providers to help deliver my plan?
Absolutely, that is what the NDIS is all about – greater choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided.
If you have any further questions about the NDIS, please contact the Central Coast Disability Network on 02 4349 3700 and one of our friendly staff will be able to assist with your enquiry.