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What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Momentum Collective provides a range of disability services cross New South Wales and Queensland, which can be delivered at home, at work, in a Momentum Community Services hub or within your local community.

Now, let’s understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It’s a government program that helps people under 65 with disabilities by providing funding for the care and support they need. This funding is based on their individual needs and goals.

The NDIS funding covers various areas like employment support, daily life assistance, accommodation, activities, and more.

The best part is that you have the freedom to decide what kind of support you want, when and where you want to receive it, and even choose your preferred disability service providers.

However, navigating the NDIS can be complex. That’s why Momentum Collective has experienced staff to assist you and your family with your NDIS plan. They’ll help you make the most of your funding and achieve your goals effectively.

Applying for the NDIS

Are you wondering if you’re eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Here’s what you need to know:

To qualify for NDIS support, you must:

  1. Meet the disability requirements set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
  2. Live in an area where the NDIS is already available or will be introduced within the next 6 months.
  3. Be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
  4. Be under 65 years of age when applying.

You can easily check your eligibility by visiting the NDIS am I eligible page. There, you’ll find a handy NDIS checklist that will guide you through the eligibility criteria.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

You can also contact your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) and they will assist you on the process.

LAC in Queensland

LAC in Northern New South Wales

Understanding your plan

The NDIS is all about giving you as much choice and control as possible over the supports in your plan.

To start your NDIS plan, you’ll get help from your early childhood partner, Local Area Coordinator (LAC), or Support Coordinator.

What’s in your plan? Your NDIS plan will be based on the discussion you had in your planning meeting.

Your plan includes the following information:

  1. Information about you: This section has basic details about your disability, your daily activities, where you live, and who takes care of you.
  2. Family and friends: Here, you can mention the support you get from your loved ones that may not be funded, but it helps you work towards your goals.
  3. Services and community groups: This part covers services and supports funded by the community or government, like support groups, health centers, libraries, and public transport.
  4. Your goals: This section includes the goals you want to achieve both in the short-term and long-term. Setting goals is essential in the NDIS, and the supports you receive will help you reach those goals mentioned in your plan.

For more information, click here.

I am over 65 years of age - what happens to my funding?

To access the NDIS you must be aged under 65 when you apply. If you are aged 65 or over and currently receive specialised disability supports, you should continue to receive similar support through the Commonwealth Continuity of Support program. Once you have an NDIS plan, when you turn 65 your funding will normally continue. However, you’ll cease to get NDIS funding if you’ve turned 65 and you enter an aged residential care facility or start permanently receiving ‘home care’ as defined under the Aged Care Act 1997.

Is it true that unused funds in my plan return to the NDIS?

Yes. You may find you have unused funds if your independence increases and your need for support decreases. There is no benefit in trying to not use services and save them up if you need to use them. If you find you are not using funds and wish to adjust the kind of supports and services you need, talk with your Support Coordinator or Plan Manager.

Price List

To view our NDIS Price List click here.

Changing NDIS providers

To change your NDIS service provider, follow these 4 simple steps:

1) Check the terms and conditions of your service agreement

This agreement will give you information on any termination periods or cancellation fees that may apply when cancelling the services of your current provider.

2) End the service agreement with your current service provider

This should be done in writing – ideally as in an email – so that your current provider is aware of your request to formally end the agreement that you have with that NDIS provider.

3) Remove your service booking on the MyPlace portal

You will need to talk to your current provider and request this of them so that your new provider can create their own service booking for you.

4) Choose a new service provider

You can choose another provider once your contract with your current provider has expired. There are numerous methods for locating possible service suppliers. You should conduct comprehensive research, develop a shortlist, and then make a final decision based on input from other participants and your encounters with the provider.

Please contact our friendly team on 1300 900 091 and we can assist you.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Momentum Collective provides a range of disability services cross New South Wales and Queensland, which can be delivered at home, at work, in a Momentum Community Services hub or within your local community.

Now, let’s understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It’s a government program that helps people under 65 with disabilities by providing funding for the care and support they need. This funding is based on their individual needs and goals.

The NDIS funding covers various areas like employment support, daily life assistance, accommodation, activities, and more.

The best part is that you have the freedom to decide what kind of support you want, when and where you want to receive it, and even choose your preferred disability service providers.

However, navigating the NDIS can be complex. That’s why Momentum Collective has experienced staff to assist you and your family with your NDIS plan. They’ll help you make the most of your funding and achieve your goals effectively.

What is a Local Area Coordinator (LAC)?

A Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is a ‘partner’ of the NDIA and conducts planning meetings in the same way as an NDIA planner would.

An LAC would typically conduct meetings for people with less complex needs, whereas a senior NDIA planner may conduct planning meetings for people with very complex needs.

When LACs contact clients, they usually refer to themselves as being NDIA Planners.

What is the difference between Plan Management and Support Coordinator?

Plan Management is the management of the funds allocated to you under the NDIS. ie your NDIS budget, payments and invoices. Support Coordination is the implementation of your NDIS plan. ie keeping you on track with using the services and supports you need.

What's the difference between SIL and SDA?

SIL and SDA exist independently and are funded separately in your NDIS Plan. While Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is specially designed for modified housing for participants with high complex needs, Supported Independent Living (SIL), on the other hand, provides daily living supports to encourage participants to live as independently as possible.

Both SIL and SDA can be both funded on your NDIS plan depending on your eligibility. This could provide you with more personalised support according to your needs.

Looking for your next home? Explore our SIL vacancies here

How do I contact the NDIA?

The NDIA can be contacted on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 8pm from Monday to Friday.

They will be able to help with any questions you may have, including registration details, arranging for a nominee to be recorded as an additional contact, and eligibility for NDIS funding.

The 1800 number has a very high call volume and delay times on phone can be very long (up to one hour). To avoid long delays, we find the best time to phone is between 8am and 9am, or after 5pm.

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