If you’re living with a disability, you might be wondering, “Do I qualify for the NDIS?” The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded program that helps people with a disability achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. However, understanding all the ins and outs of the NDIS can be confusing and complicated. That’s why Alpine Care Group in Western Australia has put together this guide to help you through the process.
Step 1 – Find out if you’re eligible The first step in the NDIS qualification process is to check if you are eligible to receive support. The NDIS website provides a detailed list of age, disability, and residence requirements for potential NDIS participants to qualify. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you meet the complicated eligibility requirements, the NDIS support team at Alpine Care Group can help.
Step 2 – Make a list of your goals and needs The next step is to make a detailed list of your goals and needs related to your disability, including your funding expectations, your aspirations for the future, and what kind of support you require. Having all of this information handy will help when you meet with your plan management team. If you’re having trouble coming up with a list, you can ask for help from your family, friends, or carers, or speak with a qualified NDIS specialist for advice.
Step 3 – Meet with your NDIA planner, LAC or ECEI coordination You’re now ready to meet with your NDIA planner, LAC or ECEI coordinator. This is where your goals, needs, and aspirations list comes in handy. Your planner will ask what you’d like to get out of the NDIS. Your goals could include:
- Independently using public transportation
- Independent living
- Building life skills
- Finding or keeping consistent work
- Being more active in the community
If your goals are long-term, your planner can help break them down into smaller, short-term goals. You may need to meet with your planner more than once to complete your NDIS plan.
Step 4 – Make your plan a reality You’re now ready to implement your plan. You can decide to manage your NDIS funding yourself or request help from a friend, family member, or NDIA support worker. The NDIS experts at Alpine Care Group can also help with support coordination, ensuring you will achieve the goals set out in your plan.
Step 5 – Review your plan each year Annually, you will meet with your NDIA planner again to review your plan on an agreed date. You’ll check what’s working, what’s not, and if any changes need to be made.
If you have any questions about the NDIS or need support with your plan, consider contacting Alpine Care Group’s NDIS plan management experts. Our team is dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Contact us today to learn more.Leave a reply