What supports are NOT funded?

If a form of support is not related to your disability, it would not be funded by the NDIS. Additionally, any form of support that is related to everyday living costs or likely to harm disabled, pose a risk to others is not funded. While the NDIS will not provide all that you wish for, it is sure to help you fulfill your dreams and aspirations of living a contended life with necessary support. These supports will help you increase your independence in getting around your home or workplace so you can actively take part in the community. You would be glad to know that you have the choice and control to use the funded supports in your plan including the service providers. Looking to self-direct or self manage your disability support or that of a family member’s? Contact us today on xxxxxxxxxx Metime or email info@metime.net.au.

Can you access the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has rolled out the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland. If you are living with a disability or caring for someone with a physical disability or anyone who uses support services then self-directed disability support may be right for you. In order to be eligible for NDIS, you need to be an Australian citizen and under 65 years old when you apply to the NDIS. There isn’t any established list of categories of the types of disabilities that place you in the eligible or not eligible list. However, NDIS is a needs based arrangement. You need to meet the NDIS requirements set by the NDIA to get access to the NDIS.

What supports are funded?

With an intention to support you to pursue your personal, professional goals, NDIS provides funding for various daily activities, transport to enable daily activities, workplace help, therapeutic supports, home modification, vehicle modification and mobility equipment.

How does the NDIS know what reasonable and necessary support you need?

All decisions around supports are based on the NDIS Act and the rules made under this act. The operational guidelines also help the decision makers arrive at reasonable and necessary supports. Based on the act and the guidelines, they ensure that the support is effective and beneficial based on your disability. They consider the informal support that is provided by family or carers before arriving at the funded supports.

Reasonable and Necessary Supports offered by NDIS

NDIS aims to reduce the impact of your disability on your life by ensuring that you have the necessary supports to live a fulfilling life. Based on the informal supports that you currently have and your eligibility for NDIS, reasonable and necessary supports are funded by the NDIS. The areas covered for these supports are employment, education, living arrangements, health and social life.