For those who aren’t aware, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-run insurance program that provides financial assistance to Australians with a disability. The NDIS was designed to help Australians with a disability lead an independent lifestyle and participate in the community.
People with NDIS Homecare Jobs have helped many Australians with a disability live their best life, with access to the comforts and supports that we all need in order to thrive. In this blog post, we will provide some background information on what the NDIS is, who is eligible for assistance, and how to apply for the program.
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What is the NDIS?
As mentioned above, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Federal Australian Government-run scheme that provides financial assistance to Australians who are living with a disability. The NDIS was designed to help Australians with a disability lead an independent lifestyle and participate in the community.
Some of the ways the NDIS can help you are by providing funding for personal care, therapies, equipment, and home modifications. The NDIS can also provide customised support services to meet your unique needs.
Are you eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS, you must:
• Be aged between 0-65 years old
• Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
• Meet the disability requirements
• Meet the residency requirements
If you are eligible for the [NDIS], you will need to go through an assessment process to determine your individual needs and goals. Once you have been assessed, you will be given an Individualised Plan that outlines the supports you are eligible for.
How does NDIS funding work?
You can receive funding for your supports through either block funding or individual funding. Block funding is when you are given a lump sum of money to use towards your supports over a period of time, whereas individual funding is when you are given funding for specific supports that are outlined in your Individualised Plan.
Contact the NDIS for more information today
We hope this guide has provided you with some useful information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If you think you may be eligible for the [NDIS], or you’d like further information about it, we encourage you to get in touch with your nearest [NDIS] office or visit their website for more information about how to apply.