what does ndis cover

What does NDIS cover

A disability affects around 4.3 million Australians. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will give more than $22 billion to support an estimated 500,000 Australians with permanent and substantial disabilities within the next five years.

The NDIS provides funding to help people with disabilities in achieving their goals and objectives by providing supports and services customised to their needs.

It might be difficult to obtain clear information about what the NDIS covers when deciding if the NDIS is suitable for you or starting your first plan.

This article provides a detailed overview of what the NDIS covers, how much funding you may be eligible for, and what NDIS does not cover.

NDIS: What does It mean?

National: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being introduced progressively across all states and territories in Australia.

Disability: The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities. Early intervention supports can also be offered for qualified people with disabilities or children with developmental delays.

Insurance: The NDIS provides all Australians peace of mind that if they, their child, or a loved one is born with or develop a lifelong and substantial disability, they will receive the help they require.

Scheme: The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS was created to assist people in obtaining the assistance they require to develop their abilities and independence over time.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

To know the eligibility for NDIS, you must ask 5 questions that we discuss as follows:

  • Are you aged between 7 and 65?
  • Do you live in Australia and have Australian residency?
  • Do you usually need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability?
  • Do you use special equipment because of a permanent and significant disability?
  • Do you need some supports now to reduce your future needs?

What services does NDIS provide?

NDIS plan participants have access to reasonable and necessary services and support to help them accomplish their objectives.

These types of assistance are divided into 15 categories, including:

  • Assistance with Daily Life
  • Transport
  • Consumables
  • Assistance with Social & Community Participation
  • Assistive Technology
  • Home Modifications
  • Coordination of Supports
  • Improved Living Arrangements
  • Increased Social and Community Participation
  • Finding and Keeping a Job
  • Improved Relationships
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
  • Improved Learning
  • Improved Life Choices
  • Improved Daily Living

What does NDIS cover?

The NDIS can help pay for daily personal activities, supports in the home, supports at work and in the community, therapies, assistive technology, and everyday and consumable products for individuals depending on their requirements.

Wheelchairs, speech pathology sessions, and healthy food delivery services are all examples of NDIS-funded items.

NDIS supports in the home

  • Assistance with personal hygiene, such as showering and dressing.
  • Modifications to the house.
  • Funding to help you in becoming more self-sufficient.

supports at work and in the community

  • Support worker to help you attend work, school, further education or training.
  • Activities that help in the acquisition of new skills.

supports in Therapies

  • Nursing care for people with disabilities.
  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).

Assistive technology

  • Low-cost items such as ramps, remote controls, vision and hearing support, walking sticks and walkers.
  • Complex communication devices.
  • Devices that are customised to your exact requirements.
  • Maintenance and repair.

What does NDIS not cover?

The assistance and services that the NDIS does not cover are pretty clear, and the categories that the NDIS will not cover are listed below:

  • The NDIS will not cover expenses that other government agencies currently cover. X-rays and blood tests, for example, are already covered by Medicare.
  • Supports that are not related to the individual’s disability will not be covered.
  • If the support is the same as other NDIS services, it will not provide.
  • The NDIS will not cover items such as food or rent unrelated to the participant’s assistance requirements.
  • They will not support anything that might hurt the person or others.
  • The NDIS will not cover things that are not connected to your disability. The NDIS, for example, will not cover all expenses such as food, power, or movie tickets.

For Which service NDIS will provide you funds. This article explains NDIS eligibility and how the funds are distributed. To know more about the NDIS and NDIS providers, contact us today.

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