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.
At Marriott Support Services we are committed to assist you and have lots of support available to help you.
Talk to your support staff and our NDIS Engagement Officer, Michelle:
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.
Under the NDIS you have the right to choose the Service Provider you want to use. Marriott Support Services is one service provider, the one you use. Therefore your Plan does not need to mention any particular Service Provider.
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.
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.
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.
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 generally receive support through the aged care system.
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
For more information go to https://www.ndis.gov.au
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