NDIS Information

Are you eligible to NDIS?

Under the NDIS, people with a disability will have choice and control over their disability supports, including choosing who and how these supports are provided and managed. People who meet eligibility criteria will be able to access all reasonable and necessary disability supports, as agreed in their individual plans to live independently in the community and to work towards achieving their goals and aspirations over their lifetime.

Please visit ndis.gov.au to download brochures and booklets, fact sheets and general guides on how to prepare and plan your future. There will also be up to date information about the scheme, plus information on providers who are registered to deliver supports or products in alignment with your plan enabling you to reach your goals of what a good life looks like for you.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us and let us support you through the process.

 

You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if you;

  • are under 65 years of age

  • are an Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder

  • have a permanent and/or significant disability that impacts your everyday living and you require assistance from others to do things

  • use equipment or assistive technology.

What is in SIL and is not?

Supports included in SIL

  • Support with supervision, safety and security

  • Assistance with personal care tasks

  • Assistance with capacity building tasks (meal prep and cooking, cleaning,
    routine development, etc.)

  • Behaviour support and social skill development

  • Administration of medication

  • Support for medical appointments

  • Community access that is not routine or regular (for example, support to complete personal tasks)

  • Support to get to and from community access activities (where this is the participant’s preference)

Supports excluded from SIL

  • Cost of groceries

  • Rent, board or lodging costs

  • Utilities – gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet

  • Household budgeting/bill paying activities

  • Expenses related to holidays, including travel costs

  • Personal care supports while the participant is in hospital

  • SDA related costs (such as property maintenance costs, repairs, vacancy costs)

  • Ongoing costs and supports for vacancies (which is built into the price limit)

  • Regular community access

  • Specific funding for staff to attend training for the participant’s support needs
    (which is built into the price limit)

  • Shadow shifts

  • Organisational management costs

  • Allied Health staff, including those employed by SIL provider

  • Vehicle costs

  • Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) pricing

  • Justice related supports

  • Community supervision orders

  • Nursing, medical care & other health related supports

  • Items covered in other sections of the NDIS price guide (such as transport
    costs, assistive technology, personal care while in the workplace, plan
    management, financial intermediary supports, clinical or allied health services)