If you or a loved one have a disability, no doubt you have heard the term, NDIS Australia. You may have also found parts of the NDIS overwhelming.

The NDIS Australia is a National Disability Insurance Scheme that provides funding to enhance equality and inclusiveness for those with disabilities to live normal, fulfilled lives.

Under the NDIS Australia, the government gives funding to eligible Australians so they can receive the support and care they need. This care can be long term and costly, so the NDIS funding is crucial to many Australians living with disability.

THe NDIS is not necessarily available to everybody. Aside from being an Australian citizen or resident, you need to have a recognised disability and be under 65 years of age. NDIS Australia providers, such as Beacon Support, don’t decide on your claim or the basis of it, but we can certainly help you along the way. You can speak to us regardless of what stage you may be in as part of your NDIS journey.

The type of healthcare that gets covered is in relation to your individual circumstances but the NDIS covers those who have a disability from a condition or illness. The NDIS supports those who need assistance to enhance their daily life through personalised care.

An NDIS Australia Overview

NDIS Australia Eligibility

As part of determining if you are eligible for the NDIS Australia you should ask the following questions in relation to you or the loved one with a disability:

  • Do you usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent?
  • Do you usually need support from a person or assistive equipment so you can:
    • understand and be understood by other people?
    • make and keep friends and cope with feelings and emotions?
    • understand, remember and learn new things?
    • get out of bed and move around the home and outside the home?
    • take a bath or shower, dress and eat?
    • do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions you may be eligible. If not, then you should ask yourself the following, which may qualify you for early intervention funding:

  • Do you need some support now to reduce your support needs in the future?

To meet the NDIS early intervention rules, you need to:

  • have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong); or
  • be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with your self-care, communication, learning or motor skills than another child of the same age.

If you answered yes to the above, then you may be entitled to early intervention to:

  • reduce the impact of your impairment or condition or developmental delay.
  • stop the impact of your impairment or condition from getting worse.
  • strengthen your informal supports, such as helping a carer to keep supporting you.

Beacon Support as an NDIS Australia provider delivers a range of “life enabling” care services. We help those with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental disabilities and much more. Contact Us today to learn more about the NDIS Australia and to access the care you need.

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