For most people, being active and able to head to work each day and earn money to support themselves is a given. However, not everyone is that fortunate. Unfortunately, around 4.3 million Australians suffer from illness or conditions that mean working and living can be a difficult existence.
Fortunately, we live in a caring society where the needs of others less able through no fault of their own is supported and considered. A system called the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS for short, is in place to assist. Approved NDIS providers will help you with your needs.
NDIS, was rolled out in full across Australia from July 2016. growing across all states and territories. The scheme offers support to those with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial disabilities.
NDIS offers a guarantee of support to those in the position of bear a child or loved one with or acquires a permanent and significant disability. The scheme is an independent statutory agency, designed to assist people get the support that they need to enable a gradual improvement in their skills and independence.
About registered NDIS providers
An NDIS provider will offer support to an NDIS participant. Those who become a provider are required to meet the stringent NDIS Practice Standards set out by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
A provider offers a range of services that will help you achieve your targets. However, owing to demand there may sometimes a need to be put on a waiting list. Once you hook up with the individual or organization that suits your requirements, an NDIS plan will be formulated between you.
Eligibility for NDIS
NDIS is available if you are aged 7 to 65 and are an Australian citizen, permanent Visa holders or protected special category Visa holders and is only available to people who have a disability caused by a permanent impairment. A local coordinator will assist you with all enquiries and to advise if you qualify for the scheme.
How to apply
The NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au will offer you all the information you require for your application. A phone line is available for applicants to speak to advisors, or you may prefer to complete an access request form which can be downloaded online. Alternatively, hard copies can be collected from your local area coordinator.
Don’t wonder while you face daily struggles. Contact NDIS today for help and support to be a brighter future.