The NDIS Funding Model

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is all about enhancing equality and inclusiveness for those with disabilities to live normal, fulfilled lives. What surprises many people when looking at NDIS funding, is that the money does not go directly to the NDIS provider.

Instead it goes straight to the person who needs the care so they get to make choices about how they wish to spend it. This means that the individual has more your ability to select the care and provider that is the best fit for them.

The NDIS funding model is designed to improve standards of care and give people a chance to change providers if they are not satisfied. Our team are more than happy to answer NDIS funding related queries and discuss care and support options with you.

NDIS Funding and the NDIS Funding Model

NDIS Eligibility Requirements

To get an idea on whether you may be eligible for NDIS funding you should consider the following NDIS eligibility requirements:

  • You need to be under 65 years of age (though some exceptions may be made to this based on individual circumstances)
  • You are an Australian citizen, resident or permanent resident holder
  • You meet the disability or early intervention requirements.

These requirements include asking the following questions:

1. 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?

2. 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.

Find Out More About NDIS Funding

Beacon Support delivers a range of “life enabling” care services. We help those with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental disabilities and much more.

Contact Beacon Support today to find out more about the NDIS funding model and NDIS services we provide.

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