Below is a list of common questions.
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS provides people with a disability direct access to funds based on an assessment of their individual needs.
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency. Its role it is to implement the NDIS.
If you are aged under 65 years and have a permanent and significant disability, you may be eligible for NDIS services. For more information on NDIS eligibility and access, please see https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
An NDIA planner is an NDIA employee who will help you create your first NDIS plan. They will discuss your current lifestyle, your support needs, and your goals. This discussion will take place during your ‘planning meeting’.
It’s a very good idea to start thinking about your lifestyle, your goals, and the supports you currently need so that when you meet with your NDIA planner, you will have all the information ready to go.
It is also helpful to take a schedule of supports from your current day placement providers showing the days and times you attend the services to ensure that you get the funding you need to maintain your placements.
Yes, it’s a great idea to have someone with you who knows you well and understands your needs, limitations, and lifestyle. You can have a family member, friends, someone from your current service provider, or an advocate join you; or you can go on your own.
LSV Inc charges participants at the price limit in the NDIS Support Catalogue for all supports. You can find a copy of the latest price guide as well as support information on the NDIS website here:
You can have your NDIS plan run for 12, 24, or 36 months. Before the end date of your plan (usually around 6 weeks before), you will be contacted by the NDIA to schedule a review of your plan for the year ahead.
If there is a big change in your life that will require you to change your supports outlined in your plan before the end of your plan (such as illness to you or a family member) you can contact your NDIA planner and ask for an early review.
If you are not happy with your plan you can contact your planner or the NDIA and discuss the things that you are not happy with. You can also ask for a review with the NDIA. This is called an internal review.