Entering a pilot phase with bipartisan support, the National Disability Insurance Scheme is clearly the future of helping Australians with disabilities. The NDIS helps to increase independence and includes a range of factors such as learning new skills, finding and securing a job, volunteering in their community, and providing the support the Australians with disabilities need to achieve their goals and live their best lives. NDIS entitlements also improve access to important services in the community, such as doctors, local libraries, schools, professional support, and sports groups. Contact your NDIS Service Providers to help you understand the NDIS better.

What are the different supports offered by the NDIS scheme?

It is indispensable to know how to manage your NDIS plan. The money you receive will depend on your disability, needs, and goals. The options will help you navigate the process and ensure that the money you receive meets your needs and goals. NDIS plans can fund three different categories of funding:

Basic support

This is the most flexible support and includes daily living expenses such as:

  • Consumables – This refers to everyday items needed to manage a disability, such as equipment for Supported independent living and mobility.
  • Daily Activities – This supports the self-care activities that you participate in throughout the day and night.
  • Social Engagement and Community Engagement Support – This provides support to help you take part in recreational activities.
  • Transport – if you are unable to use public transport because of your disability, the NDIS will help you access suitable transport.

Support for capacity development

With eight sub-categories allocated, you can choose how the money is used to purchase approved individual support within that category. Funds are compatible with the plan’s objectives, and you cannot transfer from one category to another.

  • Selection and control – Plan management training.
  • Daily Activities – Therapy to build skills to participate in activities.
  • Employment – Employment assessment and advice.
  • Health and well-being – Practice tips depending on the nature of your disability.
  • Family life – We help you find a suitable home.
  • Lifelong learning – supports the transition from school to higher education.
  • Relationships – Behavioral strategies to reduce the likelihood of the behavior.
  • Social and community engagement – training and development of life skills through community, recreation, and social interaction.

Capital support

This includes assistance such as assistive devices and home modifications, as provided by the supplier.

  • Assistive devices, including equipment for mobility, personal care, communication, and recreational inclusion
  • Home modifications such as installing handrails in bathrooms or creating accessible ramps

Understanding your NDIS plan and its goals will help you manage it correctly and get the most for your money. Rely on a professional NDIS Support Coordination team who can also help you navigate the NDIS and get the most out of your plan. To find out if you can access the NDIS plan management service, check if there is money set aside in the capacity building budget under your NDIS plan.