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The Covered & Un-covered Disability Conditions by NDIS - An Ultimate Guide!

For a country with nearly 4.4 million disabilities the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is nothing less than a preeminent blessing. The disability scheme, a flagship offering by the Australian government, began its trial in July 2013 and was fully implemented by 2016. Since then, it has covered the complete support and guidance of more than 5,00,000 Australians with mild and high-level disability. It has also ensured the total funding, spending over $22 Million/Yearly.

But, NDIS does not cover all kinds and category disability. It has its limits and resources. People or NDIS participants who come unprepared or without detailed R&D get confused and misguided about its offerings. In contrast, we have come up with this ultimate guide blog post to discuss the covered and uncovered disability conditions by NDIS.

So here it goes:

Disability Services Covered by the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides services and support to assist individuals with disabilities in achieving their goals and improving their quality of living. The specific services covered are tailored to individual needs and circumstances but may include the following examples:

Assistive Technology

This refers to aids, equipment, and technologies that help people with disabilities perform daily tasks. Examples include mobility devices, communication aids, hearing aids, and home modifications.

Personal Care and Support

Assistance with daily living activities includes bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, medication management, meal preparation, and household tasks.

Therapeutic Supports

Professionals provide services to achieve therapeutic goals, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and behavior support.

Home Modifications

Home adaptations to improve accessibility and safety can include ramps, grab rails, and accessible bathrooms, among other modifications tailored to the person's needs.

Community Participation

Our program supports individuals to participate in various social and community activities, including recreational programs, sports clubs, art classes, and community events.

Supported Employment

Assistance in finding and maintaining employment, including job coaching, skills training, and workplace modifications.

Respite Services

Short-term breaks for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers, providing temporary relief and support to families or carers.

Early Intervention Support

Assistance is provided to children with disabilities or developmental delays to promote their development and well-being.

Improved Living Arrangements

Support individuals requiring specialized accommodation, such as group homes or supported independent living arrangements.

Transport Assistance

Help with transportation needs, including funding specialized transportation services or vehicle modifications.

These are a few highlights of the disability insurance scheme. There is more to this. But, all these services are easily accessible and the most-used ones by participants.

Disability Services Un-covered by the NDIS

While the disability insurance scheme covers and provide fund for most of the disability services for people with disability, there are specific services and cost that it doesn't take responsibility for. Some of the uncovered and unfunded disability services by NDIS are as follows:

  • Healthcare-related services ( Medication, Diagnosis assessments, doctor or hospital visits)
  • Education-related services ( School fees, uniforms, or general education expenses)
  • Employment-related services ( Job search support, career counseling, or job placement services)
  • Day-to-day living expenses ( Groceries or utility bills)

It is essential to note that the NDIS operates on a person-centered approach. Hence, the availability of services and funds may vary depending on individual circumstances and regional factors.

How to Become an NDIS Participant?

The term NDIS participant means you can entitle the support and funds for your disability. However, it isn't easy and involves many paperwork and multiple stages. To become a participant, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Check eligibility (Age, nationality, Disability, Financial conditions, etc.)
  • Gather supporting documentation of your disability (Medical Reports/Assessment)
  • Contact the NDIS
  • Complete the access request form
  • Submit the form
  • Assessment (Post application review program)
  • Plan Development (Once approved, you will be invited to discuss and structure your plan)
  • Plan Approval (Final step)

Once your participant gets approved, you can select the NDIS service providers of your choice. Remember, the NDIS Plan Management Specialists take care of funding-related matters. So be cautious while starting your discussion. Best if you take help from professionals.

Final Words

The NDIS considers the impact of disability on daily life, functional capacity, and support requirements to determine funding and services. Now that you have got a brief about the covered and uncovered disability services, I am sure it won't be difficult for you to understand and decide the kind of support, service, and fund you must acquire further accordingly. If you still have queries and want to explore more about NDIS and its offerings, Contact Admire Care - a registered NDIS service provider in Perth.