The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been designed to provide funding and support services to ensures each NDIS participant reaches their specific goals in combination with independence, community engagement, education, employment, health, and welfare.
The NDIS provides certainty that you simply can receive the support you need over your time period, providing you with peace of mind. It conjointly focuses on early intervention, at a time once obtaining early support will scale back the impact of disability.
HOW WILL NDIS WORK?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the Commonwealth government agency for implementing and administering the NDIS.
The NDIS is Australia’s first nation-wide scheme that provides funding to eligible Australians aged below sixty-five who have a permanent physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities.
The scheme works by providing people with NDIS funding to access approved disability support services that are known as reasonable and necessary within their plan.
CATEGORIES OF FUNDING
There are three categories of funding within the NDIS that participants will receive money for:
- The core supports the budget: incorporates consumables (everyday things like continence aids), low-priced instrumentality to enhance your quality (such as a walking stick), facilitate with daily activities (such as household cleaning and yard maintenance), social and community participation (such as hearing aids) and transport;
- The capability building budget: incorporates serving to participants come through their goals in areas like employment (help to search out and keep a job), health (exercise and diet advice), education (assessment and coaching to maneuver from college to more education) relationships (advice to develop positive behaviors and act with others) and living arrangements (help with finding an area to live); and
- The capital support budget: funds assistive technologies like wheelchairs or vehicle modifications, and modifications to your home i.e., installation of ramps within the home.
THE FOUR STAGES
STAGE ONE: CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
The eligibility for this benefit is set by your age, residency status, and severity of the physical and/or intellectual disability.
To participate within the NDIS, your eligibility should be assessed by the NDIA. The following requirements need to be met:
- Be under 65 years of age.
- Be a resident of Australia.
- Are unable to do complete day-to-day activities because of your lifelong permanent physical and/or intellectual disability.
STAGE TWO: MAKE YOUR ACCESS REQUEST
If you meet the standards in stage one, you’ll be able to make an access request. There are two manners you can do this, including::
- Calling NDIS on 1800 800 110
- Applying on the NDIS website and downloading the Access Request Form. Once completed, submit the form to NAT@ndis.gov.au.
Step 3 – Provide evidence
STAGE THREE: PROVIDE EVIDENCE
As a part of your access request, the NDIS is going to ask for evidence of your disability.
You’ll have to be compelled to work with your doctor and any associated health practitioners to provide your evidence of disability.
Step 4 – Receive your “Access Decision”
STAGE FOUR: RECEIVE YOUR ACCESS DECISION
When you have provided all the required data, the NDIS can create a choice regarding whether or not you’re eligible and can receive funding. You’ll then receive what’s referred to as the access decision.
- If you’re found eligible in your access decision, you’ll be contacted by the NDIS to arrange a meeting to discuss your support and funding needs.
- If you’re found not eligible, you’ll be able to still get useful information that will assist to facilitate access to support services within your local community.
THE NDIS & COCOON CONNECTION
Cocoon SDA Care is a Registered NDIS provider and fits all relevant necessities for the delivery of quality and safe disability support services.
We create environments for our residents and employees that results in a vibrant place where life is lived to the fullest, and independence, choice, freedom, and dignity are valued above all else.
Committed to providing person-centered support and above standards specialist disability accommodation to people with disabilities, we have vacancies across Australia in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
One of our objectives is to champion the standard of life for people with disability. Our approach embodies the principles of quality care, exceptional support services and compassionate care. We place a high importance on ensuring our employees have a passion for care, encourage cultural values and beliefs, receive joy in providing support services, ensure our resident’s rights and dignity is respected at all times.
PLAN MANAGEMENT MEETINGS
We are always focused on our residents. If you wish to discuss your plan, or plan management, you are welcome to arrange a meeting with a member of our team at your earliest convenience.