September 14, 2020
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports Australians between the ages of 7 and 65 years old with a permanent or significant disability. If you care for a child above the age of 7 with a diagnosed disability and are looking for answers to your NDIS questions, you’ve come to the right place.
If your child has a permanent and significant disability that effects their day to day life, they may be eligible for NDIS funding. If they are eligible, the NDIS will provide them with funding to access supports that are deemed reasonable and necessary to help them to live a fulfilling life and reach their goals. As the primary carer of your child with disability, their NDIS funding will also support you.
If you’re just getting started on your NDIS journey, you will likely have many questions. In this blog we will cover some of the more frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with us here.
NDIS funding is money allocated to eligible Australians in order to help them meet their short, medium and long-term goals. These goals are set out within each individual’s NDIS plan.
Funding is based on what is ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ to achieve individual goals, therefore it differs for everyone.
For more information about NDIS funding, read this blog post
To be eligible for NDIS funding, there are a few conditions that the NDIS require to be met.
If you’re wondering how to apply for NDIS funding for your child, don’t worry you’re not alone!
To apply for NDIS funding, your child must first meet with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). As their parent or guardian, you will need to demonstrate to the NDIA that your child has a significant and permanent disability that impacts their day to day life.
To support your application, you need written evidence and proof of your child’s disability. This can be through reports, assessments and letters from doctors or other allied health professionals.
The report from your health professional should include the following details:
Once the NDIA is satisfied, you will work on developing a personalised NDIS plan for your child that outlines their supports needs and goals to work towards. This plan is how funding is allocated.
The NDIS may fund a range of supports for your child depending on their needs for day to day life. Below is a generalised list of different assistance that the NDIS may support and some that they generally will not support.
What the NDIS may support:
What the NDIS usually won’t fund:
Wondering how to apply for NDIS funding for a child 6 years or younger? Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is your answer. ECEI is the way the NDIS can support your child aged under 7 who may have a disability or development delay.
ECEI believes early intervention services are very important in supporting younger children with disabilities. They can help your child develop the skills they need to thrive in daily activities and adapt to environments like childcare, kindergarten, and school.
Contact our team here for more information.
There are a few different ways to manage your child’s NDIS plan and it is important to choose the option best for your family.
Managed by a registered, third-party Plan Manager
If you are new to the NDIS or unfamiliar with what services are available, working with a third-party Plan Manager may be the right choice for you. The team at Disability Plan Services are experienced Plan Managers who will always focus on you and your child’s needs.
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