How Does an NDIS Plan Work?

How Does An NDIS Plan Work?

The NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, provides support to people in Australia living with a disability. Everyone has different support requirements and goals so there are NDIS support coordinators in every area to help you understand and access the NDIS.

An NDIS plan outlines your goals, aspirations, and any supports you may need to achieve them, including what funding you will receive. You will meet with an NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) representative to discuss your needs and develop an appropriate plan.


What Can Be Funded Through the NDIS?

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • Daily personal activities
  • Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic, and daily life activities
  • Workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • Therapeutic supports including positive behaviour support
  • Help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • Help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • Home modification design and construction
  • Mobility equipment
  • Vehicle modifications


Applying For An NDIS Package

Once you work out what kind of support would suit you best, it’s time to prepare your NDIS application. You can contact the NDIA for assistance and information about what you need to provide. You will need to gather information about functional impacts and determine which levels of support you need. This is why talking with an NDIA representative is so important.


How Can The NDIS Support You?

The purpose of your NDIS plan is unique to you. That’s why you should always meet with a support coordinator to help you understand what services are available to you that work within your budget and align with your goals.


Receiving Additional Support

Organisations like Community Living Options in Adelaide offer NDIS core support to help participants complete activities of daily living. Services such as those that Community Living Options provides can be worked into your NDIS plan’s budget. This includes support like assistance with daily living, supported independent living, transportation support, and social and community participation activities.


For more information about Community Living Options and requesting additional support for your NDIS plan, visit our website.

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