National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Nulsen is a registered disability service provider and NDIS provider in WA, offering a diverse range of individualised supports and professional health and therapy services for people living with a disability, their families and carers.
To assist you to navigate the new funding models, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and information about the NDIS, we’ve created some helpful tools and resources.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide system of providing individualised planning, funding and support to people living with disability. It’s a lifetime approach to the delivery of support services that will change over time with your individual circumstances.
As a participant, the Scheme provides you with real choice, control and flexibility through personalised funding for the services that most benefit you. The NDIS is managed by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).
Who can I talk to about the NDIS?
You can talk to a team member from the Participant Engagement Department who will be happy to answer your questions about the NDIS. Simply call 08 6253 4700.
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
A person with a disability that is likely to be permanent and the disability makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities can access the NDIS. A person needs to meet disability criteria or a child will need to meet the early intervention requirements, as well as age and residency requirements.
In order to apply for funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you’ll need to fit the following criteria.
- Have a permanent impairment that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities, or a child that demonstrates developmental delay;
- Be aged less than 65 when you first apply to enter the NDIS;
- Live in Australia in an NDIS area (for the location and transition schedule, please contact us);
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa.
Managing Your Funding and Services
Self-managed, plan-managed or NDIA-managed. If you are receiving funding through the Department of Communities (Disability Services), or NDIS, you’ll likely be aware that you can choose from three main types of approved management and payment structures.
It’s up to you how much responsibility you’d like to take on to manage the details of your funding. Regardless of which pathway you choose, you will always have a say about how your service is designed and delivered, regardless of the service model that you go with.
Self-managed, Plan-managed, NDIA-managed, you can:
- Have choice and control over the providers you use
- Use NDIS registered providers and use non-registered providers (although your plan manager must be a registered provider)
- Negotiate pricing to pay less than the NDIS price guide
- Make value-for-money decisions in line with your plan
- View your plan on the Myplace portal to keep track of your budget
- Have your Plan Manager manage book-keeping and records of your spending
More funding information
Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS)
CoS has been established to provide continuity of support that helps clients achieve similar outcomes to the outcomes they were achieving prior to the introduction of the NDIS in their region. Click here for more information.
Department of Communities (Disability Services)
The department is responsible for advancing opportunities for people with disability. The department’s services are likely to phase out over the next three years.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
For many, this will be the primary system that funds support for daily living and allied health relating to your disability. This will be the agency that employs Local Area Coordinators or Planners, who arrange the planning and funding approvals and assist in connecting you with services. This scheme is designed to give you freedom in choosing your services provider(s).
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
WA Insurance Commission (WAIC)
In cases where a disability has arisen through a motor vehicle accident, a claim may be made via the WAIC or the commission of your home state. Nulsen is a registered provider for all WA State Insurance Commissions.
In cases where you require rehabilitation or medical treatment due to a workplace injury, WorkCover WA will oversee the worker’s compensation process and payouts.