NDIS

Applying to join the NDIS is the first step in your journey to accessing supports. Here’s some of the key information that can help you understand how it works.

What is the NDIS and who can access it?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a way for people living with a disability to access support. The NDIS gives people choice and control over their supports, and is designed to help people with daily living tasks, improve their skills and build independence.

The NDIS is available across all Australian states and territories, and includes support with:

  • Accommodation options
  • Daily personal activities
  • Getting out and about in the community
  • Transport to community groups and daily life activities
  • Employment and workplace help
  • Therapeutic supports, including early intervention
  • Household tasks
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Mobility equipment

The NDIS does not 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, those community services.

Anyone who is eligible can access the NDIS. To see if you are eligible, use the NDIS’s eligibility checklist.

View eligibility checklist

If you are not eligible for the NDIS, we have other support options available to you.

How does the NDIS work?

If you’re eligible and your Access Request is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation letter. After that, you’ll work with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to create your NDIS plan.

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 and your needs. Your plan will outline your goals and what funding has been allocated to help you achieve them. Everyone’s plan will be different, because it’s unique to your needs.

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 connect you with services and make the most of your NDIS plan.

Each year, you can review your plan with the NDIA to make sure you’re receiving the right supports for your needs and goals. If needed, you can request one sooner.

Already have your NDIS plan? Learn more about our services and supports.

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 each state and territory of Australia.

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.

For more information about the NDIS

If English is not your preferred language, the NDIS offers a free interpretation service

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 each state and territory of Australia.

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.

For more information about the NDIS

If English is not your preferred language, the NDIS offers a free interpretation service

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 is applied to some types of support people living with a disability receive under the NDIS, such as assistance with daily personal activities. The TTP helps providers continuously improve the quality of their services.

Learn about the support items and TTP price list

Does Life Without Barriers charge the TTP?

Life Without Barriers charges the TTP in line with the price control limits provided by the NDIS. You can learn about the support items and TTP price list.

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 the NDIS Price Guide, please get in touch with us.

Easy English - Important information about the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP)

Learn more about the NDIS in each state

Keep up to date on the status of the NDIS in your state or territory via the NDIS website.