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Auslan Video: Permanant & Significant / Reasonable & Necessary

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?

03:47 Absolutely.

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.