NDIS

NDIS Newcastle

Navigating the NDIS application process can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. At SDS Care, our dedicated experts are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you develop a plan that aligns with your needs and aspirations, empowering you to lead the life you desire.

Understanding the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a transformative approach for individuals with disabilities, service providers, and the community. This scheme empowers people with disabilities by offering them greater choice and control over the supports they receive and the providers they choose.

The NDIS marks a significant shift in the allocation of resources for individuals with disabilities, and it is currently being trialed in various regions across Australia.

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is a nationwide system designed to provide funding support to individuals with disabilities. Launched in 2014, the scheme aims for a full rollout by 2018. The NDIS is structured to offer eligible participants funding tailored to their unique needs, life goals, and aspirations, thereby enhancing their ability to exercise choice and control over their support services.

Eligibility for the NDIS in Newcastle

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) administers the NDIS and determines participant eligibility. You may qualify for the NDIS if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a special category visa.
  • You are under 65 years old when you first access the scheme.
  • You have a permanent or lifelong disability or condition that significantly impairs your ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation.

How We Can Help

At SDS Care, we are committed to assisting you through the NDIS application process and beyond. Our team of professionals will work with you to understand your needs and help you create a comprehensive plan that supports your long-term goals. Let us help you unlock the full potential of the NDIS and achieve the life you want.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you on your NDIS journey.

NDIS Newcastle Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NDIA?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency, whose role is to implement and oversee the NDIS.

How Does the NDIS Work?

The NDIS takes a flexible, whole-of-life approach to work with participants, their families, and carers, to develop individualised plans. The NDIS provides participants with more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided. It also provides certainty that they will receive the support they need over their lifetime.

The NDIS works to connect participants with community and mainstream supports. The NDIS also funds the additional reasonable and necessary supports to help participants pursue their goals and aspirations, and participate in daily life.

Helping people to build their social and economic participation requires the NDIS to work closely with community organisations to identify opportunities for people with disability.

How Can I Access the NDIS?

If you are eligible, you will need to call NDIS on 1800 800 110 to request an Access Request Form. You may need input from your GP or medical specialist/s as well as copies of any assessment, health care reports or other forms of evidence to support your application.

If you already have this information readily available, you are off to a good start with planning for your planning meeting with NDIS! Once you have your Access Request Form, you have 21 business days to return it to NDIS for processing.

If you are struggling with the NDIS application process our support team are on hand to help you every step of the way.

How Long Does The Processing Take?

The NDIA will let you know their decision within 21 days of receiving your application and all evidence. If your application is successful a Local Area Coordinator will contact you to arrange a planning meeting.

It’s important that you prepare for your planning meeting. Follow the link below to know what you need to bring and go through the planning meeting checklist they have available. https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/creating-your-plan/planning-meeting-checklist

SDS CARE  can offer support during this entire process so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay, we’re here to assist.

Will I Get Reassessed? If So How Often

You will be assessed as part of your transition to NDIS and then again as you or someone else identifies that your needs are/have changed. Your NDIS plan will be formally reviewed after 12 months, but if something changes in the meantime, you can have your plan changed to suit your needs

What is An NDIS Planning Meeting?

Your Planning Meeting can be either face to face in a location convenient to you, or over the phone with a NDIS Planner or a Local Area Coordinator. During this meeting, you’ll be asked about your goals and your day to day life. This is where your ​NDIS Planning Workbook is helpful​. You can bring along a family member, friend or advocate to support you in your planning meeting if you desire. In your meeting, you’ll also be asked to choose a Plan Management Option, which determines who will manage your NDIS Plan and funding.

Follow the link below to know what you need to bring and go through the planning meeting checklist they have available. https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/creating-your-plan/planning-meeting-checklist

SDS Care can offer support during this entire process so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay, we’re here to assist.

Book a FREE Consultation

Are you ready to get more information and want to get the ball rolling with an NDIS plan? Call us on 1300 751 690 to know more about us or to fix an appointment.

You can also write to us to let us know about your needs and we will get back to you with our service details and an online free quote. Simply fill out the contact form and we will respond within 2 hours during business days. Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

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