Asking for an NDIS Plan reassessment

Asking for an NDIS Plan reassessmentNDIA staff and NDIS partners work to support participants with their NDIS experience. A higher than usual number of people have been contacting the NDIA in recent months to ask for a plan reassessment. The staff are working hard to get back to everyone.
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Tags: elements of a plan reassessment, NDIS Plan Reassessment, plan reassessment - medical reports, plan reassessment - therapy assessments, recommendations from healthcare professionals

Preparing for Pathways to Employment Post School

National Disability Insurance SchemeThe National Disability Insurance Agency would like to invite students with a disability in Years 9-12, their parents, carers and education professionals, to attend a virtual information session. These sessions occur on morning of 18 June, afternoon of 19 June and evening of 20 June 2024. This is a session about building skills and paving a pathway to post school life.
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Tags: building skills and paving a pathway, parents carers and education professionals, Preparing for Pathways to Employment Post School

Melbourne – Overview of the Participants Journey

National Disability Insurance SchemeThe National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) invites people with disability, families and carers to attend information sessions to learn more about the participant journey at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This will take place on Tuesday 7 May 2024.
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Tags: How the NDIS supports people with disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Overview of the Participants Journey, Using and changing an NDIS plan, What to expect at a plan implementation meeting

Choice and control: people with disability feel safer when they can select their NDIS providers

NDIS Provider Table

Many Australians with disability feel on the edge of a precipice right now. Recommendations from the disability royal commission and the NDIS review were released late last year. Now a draft NDIS reform bill has been tabled. In this series, experts examine what new proposals could mean for people with disability.

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Tags: Choice and Control, NDIS Complaints process, selecting NDIS providers

Explainer: NDIS Insights 2023-24

Public Interest Advocacy Centre NDIS Explainer

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has released their new explainer, NDIS Insights 2023-24, highlighting the significant developments within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2023. This resource is a great tool to help your team understand these changes and their impact on the scheme, as well as what we can expect in the year ahead.

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Tags: Explainer: NDIS Insights 2023-24, Public Interest Advocacy Centre NDIS Explainer

Choice and Control: Are Whitegoods disability supports?

Thermomix and NDIS reforms

Many will know that the NDIS review made many recommendations. One particular issue for disabled people is whitegoods – that is, a washing machine and dryer, a Thermomix multicooker (that can chop, mix and cook) may be deemed ineligible for disabled persons. Holidays, groceries, payment of utility bills, online gambling, perfume, cosmetics, standard household appliances and whitegoods will not be funded, according to the NDIS Reform Bill’s explanatory notes.

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Tags: Are Whitegoods disability supports?, cosmetics, groceries, Holidays, NDIS support packages, online gambling, payment of utility bills, perfume, standard household appliances and whitegoods

NDIS Plans – Working with participants and the NDIA

National Disability Insurance SchemeA participant’s NDIS plan sets our their goals, and the supports to help them pursue those goals. It is important that providers understand and discuss with participants how the supports provided will assist them to achieve their goals and align with the budgets available in the plan. Advice on plans and changing plans is given.
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Tags: Advice on plans and changing plans, NDIS Plans – Working with participants

Why you’re getting a letter from the NDIS soon

NDIS ProviderThe National Disability Insurance Scheme taskforce is now at work to back participants who have been overcharged by ‘dodgy’ providers. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission will chair the taskforce, together with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the National Disability Insurance Agency.
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Tags: Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, National Disability Insurance Agency, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, overcharged by ‘dodgy’ providers