Applying to join the NDIS is the first step in your journey to accessing supports. Here’s some key information to help you understand how the NDIS works.
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a way for people living with a disability to access support across all Australian states and territories. The NDIS gives people choice and control over their supports. It’s designed to help people with daily living tasks, improve their skills and build independence.
What types of support does the NDIS offer?
The NDIS offers support with:
Daily personal activities
Getting out and about in the community
Transport to community groups and daily life activities
Employment and workplace assistance
Therapeutic supports, including early intervention
Home and vehicle modifications
The NDIS doesn’t fund general health or education services, because these are available to everybody in the community. However they can help you access, or support you while using, any community services.
Who can access it?
Anyone who is eligible can access the NDIS. To see if you are eligible, use the NDIS’s eligibility checklist.
If you are not eligible for the NDIS, we have other options available.
How does the NDIS work?
Your plan will outline your individual goals and what funding has been allocated to help you achieve them. Once you have your NDIS plan, you’ll be able to start finding services and supports. If you have ‘support coordination’ included in your plan, a Support Coordinator can help you make the most of your NDIS plan.
Already have your NDIS plan? Learn more about our services and supports.
What does an NDIS plan look like?
Everyone’s plan will be different, because it’s unique to your needs. The NDIA will ask questions about your lifestyle, your goals, and what kind of support you need so that a plan can be tailored to suit you.
Each year, you can review your plan with the NDIA to make sure you’re receiving the right supports. If needed, you can request one sooner.
How NDIS funding works
Your NDIS plan will show you how much funding you have, the categories you have access to and what they’re for. We can go through your plan with you to explain your options based on your funding.
The NDIS plans have three support budgets:
Core Supports budget: for supports that help with everyday tasks and activities, including community participation and transport.
Capacity Building Supports budget: for supports that help you become more independent and build on your skills.
Capital Supports Budget: is for one-off purchases you may need, including technology and home modifications. It also covers Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Capital Supports budget funds can only be used for their specific purpose.
Life Without Barriers charges in line with NDIS Price Guide
Once you have your NDIS plan and know which supports you’re funded for, we’ll work with you to find the right services for your funding.
What is Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP)?
The TTP applies to some types of support people with disability receive under the NDIS, such as assistance with daily personal activities. The TTP helps providers continuously improve the quality of their services.
Does Life Without Barriers charge the TTP?
Life Without Barriers charges the TTP in line with the price control limits provided by the NDIS. The NDIA will ensure your NDIS plan covers the TTP charges, so that your supports funding is not impacted. If you have any questions about our pricing, please get in touch with us.
Things to note
What is the NDIA
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency. It’s the independent agency in charge of rolling out the NDIS.
Is Life Without Barriers a NDIS provider?
Yes! We are registered to provide a range of services under the NDIS in every Australian state and territory.
What is the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission?
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (also known as the NDIS Commission) is an independent government body that works to ensure and improve the safety of NDIS services and supports. From December 2020, all states and territories will be covered by the NDIS Commission.