NDIS & Useful Information
About the NDIS
The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability.
It provides funding directly to individuals.
Individuals who have a permanent and significant disability that are eligible for the NDIS are provided with funding to access supports and services.
NDIS Eligibility Checklist
To find out if you are eligible go to the NDIS Eligibility checklist.
If you think you might be eligible and want to apply:
Call 1800 800 110 to make a verbal application with the NDIA
complete an Access Request Form and return it to the NDIA
contact Wellness Australia Group and we can assist you with your application or connect and support you through the application process with the NDIA or the Local Area Coordinator service
If you are eligible for the NDIS and have received an ‘access decision’ letter, below are the next steps with your NDIS journey.
Your plan and goals
Creating your plan
Your plan is a written agreement worked out with you. Everyone's plan is different. NDIA will ask questions about how you are going in different areas of your life, what goals you would like to pursue and what kind of help and support you need. This will help to develop a plan that provides the right support for you.
Using your plan
Once you have your plan, there are people who will help you start it. Find out the different types of budgets, and how to use the myplace portal
Its important that you understand how your plan is managed such as Self Managed, Plan Managed or Agency Managed.
The way in which your plan is managed will impact how you and engage in services and what type of services you can engage with.
Be sure you read any Service Agreement and if you are unsure contact your Local Area Coordinator, NDIA or Support Coordinator (if you have one) for guidance. There are also many local NDIA advocates that you may be able to reach out to.
Reviewing your plan and goals
Your plan review is the opportunity to check your supports are working for you and they are helping you pursue your goals.
When working with any services ensure that they provide you with progress reports as part of their service and ask if there are any additional costs for these.
Wellness Australia Group will provide you with progress reports on a regular basis and a service report annually.
Other helpful NDIS information
Developing your plan
Working with Providers
More NDIS information