The NDIS helps you figure out what kinds of help you need to reach your goals in many areas of your life. This could mean being independent, being involved in your community, going to school, getting a job, and taking care of your health and well-being.
It gives you more options and control over how and when you get help and makes sure you get the help you need for the rest of your life.
It also talks about early intervention, which is when you or your child get help right away to lessen the effects of a disability.
Can I get help from the NDIS?
You must be able to do the following:
have a permanent and significant disability that makes it hard for you to do daily things.
be under 65 when you first sign up for the scheme
hold a Protected Special Category Visa and be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
live in a place where the NDIS can be used.
Use the NDIS Eligibility Checklist to see if you are eligible for the NDIS and to let them know you are interested.
Where can you get the NDIS?
The NDIS is available in all states and territories except Western Australia, which won’t have it fully in place until July 2020. Follow these links to learn more: Ndis Service Provider Perth
Australia’s capital is in the ACT.
The state of New South Wales
- North of Australia
- Australia’s South
- Western Australia
The NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee will be looked at in 2019.
The Australian government has said it will make an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee help people who use the National Disability Insurance Scheme have good experiences.
The Guarantee will set new rules for how long key steps in the NDIS process should take. This means that people will have shorter, agreed-upon times to find out if they will be covered by the NDIS, get an NDIS plan, and have their plan looked over. Special attention will be paid to children and people with disabilities who need special accommodations and assistive technology.
See how the NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee have been reviewed for 2019.
The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) at Flinders University in South Australia did a separate review of the NDIS. Since July 2013, when the NDIS started, the evaluation has been keeping track of how it is being used. In February 2018, the evaluation was done.
- The evaluation looked at how the NDIS affected on:
- Participants in the NDIS, as well as their families and carers;
- sector and workforce for disabled people;
- services that are widely used;
- the bigger picture
- The following evaluations of the NDIS have been made public.
- Framework for Evaluating the NDIS
- First Report on the NDIS Evaluation
- Intermediate Report on the NDIS
Evaluation of the NDIS: Combined Report
The Productivity Commission looked at the costs of the NDIS by using the Intermediate Report.
Visit the NDIS website for the latest information on how the NDIS Transition to the full scheme is coming along.
Strategy for Growing the NDIS Market and Staff
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most important social changes in Australian history. It gives people with disabilities more choices and more control over their lives. It also helps the economy by creating new business and job opportunities.
Given how big and fast reforms are happening in the disability support sector, the government knows it needs to help businesses and workers grow while the market changes and grows. In light of this, the Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce Strategy (the Strategy) lays out the main goals of the Commonwealth Government to help the NDIS market and workforce grow in a way that is both efficient and effective.
The Strategy is set up around four main goals. The first two priorities are about the people who work for the NDIS, and the last two are about growing and supporting a skilled workforce.
Services for Hearing
Through the Hearing Services Program and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Australian government pays for hearing services and other help for people who are eligible (NDIS).
Hearing services that were paid for through the Hearing Services Program
The Hearing Services Program pays for services like hearing tests, fittings, and devices for people under 26 and others who qualify, like pension card holders.
The Hearing Services Program is the first thing that helps children who have trouble hearing.
People who are eligible for both the Hearing Services Program and the NDIS may be able to get extra help with their hearing that is not covered by the Hearing Services Program.
Go to the Hearing Services Program website if you want to learn more about the program.
Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, hearing services are paid for by NDIS Disability Employment Services Perth
In general, the NDIS does not pay for Hearing Services Program services that are available to NDIS participants.
The NDIS will pay for necessary and reasonable support that a participant can’t get through the HSP. It will also pay for hearing services for people who can’t get them through the HSP.
The NDIS may also pay for extra help for people who use it, like learning Auslan and having it translated, as well as assistive technology and devices like flashing alarms.
Go to the NDIS website to learn more about hearing aids and the NDIS.
Information for those who help people with hearing
Hearing service providers can sign up to be both NDIS providers and Hearing Services, Program providers.
Go to the Hearing Services Program website to learn more about how to offer services through the program.
Visit the NDIS website and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website to learn more about how to provide services through the NDIS.