The NDIS is an invaluable support system for deaf and hard-of-hearing people and their families.
Around 4.3 million Australians have a disability.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians (aged under 65 years), who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, this is the first time they have received the disability support they need.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s national scheme for people with disability. It provides funds directly to individuals.
Check the NDIS Eligibility Checklist (opens in a new window) to find out if you can apply for the NDIS.
Please note: these questions are only a guide. The final decision about eligibility is up to the NDIA.
The agenda for the meeting with the NDIA includes:
There are four ways to manage your NDIS plan and funds
You can self-manage all or a part of your NDIS plan and funding. Contact your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or NDIA planner (opens in a new window) for more information. Self-managing your funds will involve:
You can use an NDIS registered plan management provider to manage your NDIS plan for you. Remember, if you decide to have your NDIS plan managed by a plan manager, you can choose to receive supports from service providers that are registered as well as not registered with the NDIS.
The NDIA will manage your plan for you. With this option, service providers can claim their costs directly from the NDIA. Remember, the NDIA will only engage NDIS registered service providers.
You have the choice to use a combination of the above three methods for your NDIS plan, where a different parts of your plan are managed separately depending on your support and access needs.