The NDIS is the new way of funding disability services and supports in Australia. It provides individual support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The NDIS aims to provide people with a disability with choice, control and flexibility in the management of their program of services and supports.
Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and does not impact on income support such as the disability support pension or carers allowance.
The National Disability insurance Agency has developed a pathway for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to access the National Disability insurance Scheme with minimal delay following the diagnosis of hearing loss in a child aged 0-6 years. Most children who are deaf or hard of hearing and aged 7 years and over will meet the eligibility requirements for the NDIS.
More information: NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream 0-6 years Factsheet
In order to access the NDIS you need to
More information: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
The first stage of the NDIS began at a number of trial sites in July 2013. The NDIS is now available across most of Australia and is rolling out in Western Australia.
More information: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/ndis-rollout
People who live in a location where NDIS is not yet available, can continue to access the existing Commonwealth, State and Territory funded disability services. This includes access to early intervention services for Deaf and hearing-impaired children, hearing services for children and young adults under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program from Australian Hearing, and services from cochlear implant programs.
The NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and supports over a lifetime.
The NDIS website has extensive information available to assist you.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not intended as a substitute for independent professional advice.
21-Jan-2020 4:46 PM (AEST)