Individuals who are eligible for the NDIS receive funding on an annual basis to purchase the supports, services, aids and equipment they require. Supports may help individuals achieve goals in many aspects of their life, including independence, involvement in their community, education, employment and health and wellbeing. The NDIS is about empowering people to choose how, when and where they receive the supports and services they need.
Our experience can ensure you are thoroughly prepared and ready to access the best possible funding.
The Scheme is available to Victorians who meet the following requirements:
- You are an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category Visa
- You are aged under 65 when you first access the Scheme
- You have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to be involved in everyday activities
People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where in Victoria they live and the type of support they currently receive.
You can find out if you are eligible for NDIS funding through the NDIS Access checklist here: http://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist plus a useful video resource:
Accessing the NDIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM03PSz3Ar8
If you enter the NDIS, you will go through a planning process with a NDIS representative, to develop your individual NDIS plan and determine the funding you will receive.
The following video resources may assist you in understanding:
What is the NDIS : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnqSZIZY2GTDi_UesB62ecQ
My Choice Matters : http://www.mychoicematters.org.au/
NDIS Website – official NDIS Website
Every Australian Counts – a great resource for all things NDIS.
Family Advocacy – information and resources about the NDIS and advocacy
As we transition with this new system, Inclusion Melbourne is committed to continuing to provide the support and services you need to live a good life