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Do I have to be part of the NDIS?

No, the choice is yours, but your service provider may not be able to support you as they do now.
The NDIS is a huge change and it may be confusing at first to understand how it will affect you and how to get the best outcome.
However we are confident that the NDIS will result in a significant improvement in choice and the delivery of disability services. The change will be worth the effort.
Contact us with your questions.
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Does the NDIS affect my DSP?

No. The NDIS is designed to work alongside the Disability Support Pension, which provides income replacement for people with disability who cannot work. While both the Disability Support Pension and the NDIS provide support for people with disability, they perform very different functions and have different assessment criteria.

This, along with other income supports and payments including Carers Allowance, are entirely separate and will not be affected if you are eligible for the NDIS.

I have just received my NDIS plan and Marriott Support Services is not included under my Support Items.  Why not?

Under the NDIS you have the right to choose the Service Provider you want to use. Marriott Support Services is simply the service provider you choose to use. Your Plan does not need to mention any particular Service Provider.

I haven’t heard from the NDIS yet, should I be worried?

No, not yet. The rollout in the Bayside area is April 2018 so people are being contacted now but if you have not been contacted by March contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 to make sure you are in the data base. Also let the support team at Marriott Support Services know.

How will the NDIA contact me?

The NDIA will ring the contact person three times, if no contact, they will then send a letter with a time and date that they will ring to confirm access is required. If you don’t respond they may give up trying. So make sure whoever is the contact person, either yourself or someone you choose, knows to respond to the NDIA when they make contact.

What is the NDIA?

The National Disability Insurance Agency, is the agency responsible for implementing the NDIS, for example the people who will contact you for your planning process and who will approve your plan.

Do you have to be under 65 years to access the NDIS?

Yes. The NDIS Act has an age requirement that a person must be aged under 65 when they submit an access request.
If you access the Scheme for the first time before you’re 65, you have the option of staying in the Scheme beyond that point. When you approach that age, you will discuss this as part of your regular plan review.

People who are aged 65 years and over may be eligible to receive support through the aged care system.

What type of supports can be included in the NDIS plan?

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities
  • transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
  • workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • home modification design and construction
  • mobility equipment, and
  • vehicle modifications.

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Wills and Trusts Information Session

October 22 2019

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future?’ Tuesday 22 October 6pm-8pm At Community Hub 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon Disability has a large impact on all aspects of life; managing caring and finances can be overwhelming. Life may be unpredictable but planning for the financial security […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Put the date in your diary and join us at the annual meeting. Our Guest Speaker is Jill Sears, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Melbourne Water. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road McKinnon. Register at 6pm for 6.30pm start.  

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Promotion at Westfield Southland

November 20 2019

The gardening group from Roads to Independence (RTI) are promoting Marriott at Westfield Southland, in front of the Commonwealth Bank. Come and say Hello, hear about Marriott and make a donation to receive a lovingly made succulent mini garden. When – Wednesday 25th September, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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