All You Need to Know About Supports and Services Funded by the NDIS

If you have been diagnosed with a significant and permanent disability, then the NDIS is likely one of the first things that pops into your head.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded insurance scheme designed to provide services for people living with disabilities in Australia. This can be through direct funding for supports or services, or by providing income support payments to help cover costs such as carers or equipment.

Supports and Disability Services Funded by the NDIS

The NDIS was set up to provide supports and services for people living with disabilities.

A disability under the NDIS is generally defined as a reduction or loss of physical or mental ability which results from an impairment.

The NDIS assists people with disabilities by providing funding for certain supports and services which can include:

  • Therapy.
  • Assistance in daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • Home modifications to make it easier for someone living with a disability to access their home.
  • Mobility devices such as wheelchairs or walking aids, to help with participation in daily life.
  • Vehicle modifications.
  • Workplace help.
  • Transportation.
  • Carers support services for someone who is the primary care giver of a person living with disability, these could include things like respite and counselling.

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Who is Eligible for NDIS?

No two individuals are the same, so the care that you are eligible for can be different to another person under the NDIS scheme.

If you wish to apply for funding but are not sure whether your disability qualifies, these are the basic eligibility criteria to be considered for NDIS support:

  • Aged between 7 and 65 years of age. (Different support systems are in place for ages 0-6 and 65+)
  • Live in Australia and are an Australian citizen, permanent visa or protected special category visa holder.
  • Need support now to prevent or reduce the need for future supports.
  • Have a permanent or long-lasting disability (physical, mental, or intellectual) that impedes your ability to independently partake in everyday activities.
  • Require equipment to be able to function (for example, wheelchairs or prosthetics).
  • Are in a place where NDIS is available.

Your individual circumstances will dictate whether or not you are eligible for NDIS support.

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What Disabilities does the NDIS Provide Support For?

The NDIS provides support for a variety of physical, mental and intellectual disabilities and impairments. The general rule is that the disability needs to significantly impact a person’s ability to function.

It does not matter whether the disability is caused by an accident, injury, has been there since birth or developed later in life.

The NDIS describes List A and List B medical conditions. Anyone diagnosed with List A medical condition is almost always eligible for NDIS support since the nature of the condition will always cause significant impairment. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual disabilities where an individual has an IQ of 55 or below.
  • Autism levels 2 and 3.
  • Cerebral Palsy assessed at levels 3, 4, or 5 on the GMFCS.
  • Genetic conditions (Rett Syndrome, certain forms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Angelman Syndrome, amongst many others).
  • Spinal cord or brain injury resulting in significant loss of motor function.
  • Permanent blindness, deafness, or both.
  • Amputation or missing limbs from birth.

List B medical conditions are largely variable, so each case will need to be assessed to determine the level of disability. These range from conditions that impact the nervous system, hearing/speech impairment, as well as many others. Examples of these medical conditions include:

  • Intellectual disabilities and atypical or childhood autism.
  • Genetic conditions (Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, etc.)
  • Neurological impairments (Alzheimer’s dementia, Huntington’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease etc.)

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How to Apply for NDIS?

If you believe you fit the eligibility criteria, there are a few ways to apply for NDIS support.

You can call the NDIS and make an Access Request over the phone, fill out the Access Request Form and email it, or you can contact your local NDIS office.

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