The NDIS in a nutshell

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was first rolled out in 2016 to give participants choice and control over their disability support funding. Before this, the disability scheme was block-funded, meaning many of the choices were made by providers on their participant’s behalf.

Now, with the NDIS, unique plans are created specifically for the participant based on day-to-day needs, as well as to assist in achieving short and long-term goals. Once approved, NDIS participants and their families choose how to implement their own plan, and with the providers of their choice.

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Types of budgets

NDIS participants are approved for different supports in their plans to assist them with their day-to-day needs and to achieve their goals. Plans are made up of different budgets for different types of supports. 

Core Supports

For use on day-to-day activities and needs, funding can be used for:

  • Purchasing consumables
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Social and community participation
  • Transport

Capacity Building

To help participants build skills and resilience for the future, funding can be used for:

  • Support Coordination
  • Improved living arrangements
  • Social and community participation
  • Employment services
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved learning
  • Improved life choices
  • Improved daily living

Capital

Funding to purchase goods and equipment that help participants with day-to-day tasks and to stay safe, including:

  • Assistive technology
  • Home modifications
  • Supported Disability Accommodation

Applying for funding

Find out if you are eligible for NDIS funding, and how to apply.

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NDIS Plans

The NDIS takes a lifetime approach to disability support. The aim of the scheme is to provide supports to enable you to build the skills to live an ordinary life. In theory, the approved amount of funding should decrease over time as you are better able to achieve your goals and live independently.

To be eligible for NDIS funding, you need to have a permanent and significant disability be under the age of 65 and an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa or a protected special category visa.

Proof of a disability and the need for support will be required when applying for an NDIS Plan.

Gather Evidence

Gather evidence of your disability

Planning Meeting

Meet your planner and let them know about your goals

Approved

Wait for approval from the NDIA

Find providers to support

Find providers to support you to achieve your goals

Paperwork

Collect all paperwork that will assist you with your plan review

Plan Review

Schedule a plan review to discuss new goals and needs for next plan

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It is important that you understand how to articulate what you want from your NDIS plan in order to be approved for the funding you need.

Our experienced Support Coordinators can help you apply for NDIS funding, by helping gather the right documents, assisting you to detail your needs and word your goals, and by supporting you throughout the process.

Follow the link for more information about our free pre-planning service.

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Frequestly asked questions

What is NDIS and the NDIA?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is set up and run by the Australian Government for the purpose of funding supports for people with a disability so they can lead an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) is the Government-run body that manages the Scheme.

Am I eligible for NDIS funding?

Australian citizens, permanent residents and people with a protection visa between the ages of 0 and 65 with a permanent and significant disability are eligible for NDIS funding. See this page to find out more about applying.

What is a Planning Meeting?

Once it is established that you are eligible for NDIS funding, you will have a Planning Meeting with an NDIS Planner or a Local Area Coordinator (LAC). In this meeting you will discuss how your disability affects your day-to-day life, the goals you wish to achieve and what supports will help you. This information is sent to the NDIA who will allocate funding accordingly.

Will I have to pay for disability supports out of my own pocket?
If you have an NDIS Plan, your approved supports will be covered by your funding. If you don’t think your funding is enough to cover the supports you need, you can request a Plan Review at any time. See this page for more information on requesting a Plan Review.

Will I have to pay for disability supports out of my own pocket?

If you have an NDIS Plan, your approved supports will be covered by your funding. If you don’t think your funding is enough to cover the supports you need, you can request a Plan Review at any time. See this page for more information on requesting a Plan Review.

Can I get help applying for NDIS funding?

Yes, Inebura offers a free Pre-Planning service, where we help people with disability apply for funding and prepare for their Planning Meeting. Visit this page for more information.

Is Inebura a Registered NDIS Provider?

Yes, Inebura is a Registered NDIS provider as part of the Afea Group. Search for “Afea Care Services” on the NDIS Provider Finder to see all of the supports we are approved for.

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