00:05 What is this video about?
00:08 This video will explain about two things the NDIS often talk about.
00:14 The first being permanent and significant disability.
00:25 A permanent disability means it is likely to be with you for life.
00:29 A significant disability affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
00:34 The second concept is reasonable and necessary supports.
00:43 The NDIS will only fund supports they need due to their disability.
00:53 So if I have a permanent disability and I face barriers everyday, can I receive funding from the NDIS?
01:02 Yes, but the NDIS will only fund for the support you absolutely need.
01:11 What are the funds for?
01:14 The NDIS funds will help you take part in social activities,
01:19 actively take part in the community or
01:21 support at work to be able to fully participate,
01:28 or go to events with better access in communication.
01:44 What is permanent and significant disability?
01:56 Permanent and significant disability means it will be with you for life, and it won’t go away over time,
02:07 causing you to face barriers everyday.
02:09 Permanent means it is not something minor like a broken arm that can heal.
02:24 Significant means serious and in this case you face many barriers with your disability everyday.
02:39 To receive funding from the NDIS, your disability must be both permanent and significant.
02:57 What kind of supports does the NDIS fund?
03:03 The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports.
03:24 What sort of support and help will be covered with NDIS funds?
03:29 The NDIS will help you pursue your goals,
03:32 be more independent,
03:34 and be more involved in work and events.
03:43 This will help me actively take part in the community equal to everyone else?
03:56 What sort of support is funded by the NDIS?
04:01 The NDIS will only cover supports anything related to your disability.
04:05 For example, you may need specific equipment or services because of your disability.
04:14 The NDIS will not cover your day-to-day living cost such as food.
04:22 So I can’t use the NDIS for excessive services, only for the specific supports I need?
04:34 That’s right, your supports must represent value for money, for your specific needs.
04:43 Remember to take into account informal supports given to you
04:48 by your family, carers, networks, and the community.
04:55 You also will need to take into account of other formal supports
04:59 like access to health and education services. The NDIS will fund for this.
05:18 What about services that are already paid for by government?
05:24 Some supports that are funded by other areas of government won't change.
05:29 These include school teacher aides and GP visits.
05:46 What type of supports can NDIS funds pay for?
05:53 There are many supports covered by the NDIS.
05:56 Such as help with personal care activities,
06:02 transport to help you participate in community, social, economic and daily life activities,
06:12 help at work to allow you to successfully get or keep a job.
06:17 Therapeutic supports like occupational therapy,
06:21 appointments with a speech therapist,
06:25 help with household jobs to allow you to maintain your home
06:31 aids or equipment to help you do things more independently,
06:39 home modifications, including design and construction, to help you live at home,
06:47 mobility equipment and vehicle modifications to your car to make it easier to use.
06:54 The supports funded are based on your disability.
07:00 So will I have a choice about which service providers I use?
07:08 Yes that is right, if it is related to your disability.
07:13 However, NDIS will not fund a service that is already funded by another area of government.
07:24 NDIS also will not fund supports that are likely to cause you harm or pose a risk to others.
07:34 Where can I get more information?
07:38 Have a look at the NDIS website. All the information is there.