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 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.
02-Dec-2022 12:34 PM (AEST)