National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
It was recently announced that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in WA will only be in effect until 1 July, 2017, within the designated trial site areas. From this date, all of WA will transition to the WA NDIS.
As with WA NDIS, the NDIS takes a flexible, whole-of-life approach and works with participants, their families and carers to develop individualised plans.
Reasonable & necessary support
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
Reasonable and necessary supports help people with disability achieve their goals, including independence, community involvement, employment and wellbeing.
Examples of activities that might be funded under NDIS include:
- daily personal activities
- transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
- help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
- therapeutic supports including behaviour support
- help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
- help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
- home modification design and installation mobility equipment, and vehicle modifications
To find out if you are eligible for the NDIS, click here.