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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia wide system of providing individualised planning, funding and support to people living with disability, their families and carers. It’s a lifetime approach to the delivery of support services, that will change over time with your individual circumstances.

As a participant, the Scheme provides you with real choice, control and flexibility through personalised funding for the services that most benefit you. The NDIS is managed by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).

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Understanding the NDIS

Click here to learn more about the NDIS.

Am I Eligible for the NDIS?

NDIS Advice for Families and Carers

Access NDIS information for primary carers

Managing Your Person Centred Plan and NDIS Funding

Get options and resources for plan management

Who can I talk to about the NDIS?

You can talk to us! Please get in touch, and a team member from the Participant Engagement Department will be happy to answer your questions about the NDIS. Simply call 08 6253 4700.

You may also wish to contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110.

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Am I eligible for the NDIS?

A person with a disability  that is likely to be permanent and the disability makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities can access the NDIS. A person needs to meet disability criteria or a child will need to meet the early intervention requirements, as well as age and residency requirements.

NDIS Eligibility

In order to apply for funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you’ll need to fit the following criteria.

  • Have a permanent impairment that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities, or a child that demonstrates developmental delay;
  • Be aged less than 65 when you first apply to enter the NDIS;
  • Live in Australia in an NDIS area (for the location and transition schedule please contact us);
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa.

Find out if you are eligible.

Managing Your Funding and Services

Self-managed, plan-managed or NDIA-managed. If you are receiving funding through the Department of Communities (Disability Services), or NDIS, you’ll likely be aware that you can choose from three main types of approved management and payment structures.

It’s up to you how much responsibility you’d like to take on to manage the details of your funding. Regardless of which pathway you choose, you will always have a say about how your service is designed and delivered regardless of the service model that you go with.

Self-Managed

You can: Have choice and control over the providers you use Use NDIS registered providers Use non-registered providers Negotiate pricing to pay less than the NDIS price guide Pay more than the NDIS price guide Make value-for-money decisions in line with your plan View your plan on the myplace portal to keep track of your budget Manage book-keeping and records of your spending

Plan-managed

You can: Have choice and control over the providers you use Use NDIS registered providers Use non-registered providers (although your plan manager must be a registered provider) Negotiate pricing to pay less than the NDIS price guide Make value-for-money decisions in line with your plan View your plan on the myplace portal to keep track of your budget Have your Plan Manager manage book-keeping and records of your spending

NDIA-managed

You can: Have choice and control over the providers you use Use NDIS registered providers Only use registered providers when your plan is NDIA-managed Negotiate pricing to pay less than the NDIS price guide Make value-for-money decisions in line with your plan View your plan on the myplace portal to keep track of your budget Have the NDIA manage book-keeping and records of your spending

More Funding Information

Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS)

CoS has been established to provide continuity of support that helps clients achieve similar outcomes to the outcomes they were achieving prior to the introduction of the NDIS in their region. Click here for more information.

Department of Communities (Disability Services)

The department is responsible for advancing opportunities for people with disability. The department’s services are likely to phase out over the next three years.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

For many, this will be the primary system that funds support for daily living and allied health relating to your disability. This will be the agency that employs Local Area Coordinators or Planners, who arrange the planning and funding approvals and assist to connect you with services. This scheme is designed to give you freedom in choosing your services provider(s).

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

WA Insurance Commission (WAIC)

In cases where a disability has arisen through a motor vehicle accident, a claim may be made via the WAIC or the commission of your home state. Nulsen is a registered provider for all WA State Insurance Commissions.

WorkCover WA

In cases where you require rehabilitation or medical treatment due to a workplace injury, WorkCover WA will oversee the worker’s compensation process and payouts.

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Feel Like You Need More Information?

Contact a member of the Nulsen team to discuss your planning and funding options.