The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers.
Funding is attached to an individual based on the supports included in their NDIS plan, so getting the best plan possible is very important.
The NDIS is an insurance scheme, which takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early, to improve their outcomes later in life, and fun a range of disability support services.
The NDIS has no impact on Disability Support Pension or Carer Allowance.
To be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you must:
An NDIS plan includes the supports with attached funding which you need to live well. Supports are based on individual needs, and can include a range of services, including:
For more information on NDIS plans and funding, visit our FAQs page.
Marriott can help you put your plan together, including determining the best NDIS provider for your needs. Don’t take a back seat; rather, take an active role with your family and/or carers to ensure the plan includes all supports important to you. Every plan is different for each person, and Marriott’s Support Coordination can help you.
‘We were anxious at first about the NDIS because Lucy is so happy with her current supports that we didn’t want the NDIS to reduce her supports. Marriott was really helpful in preparing for NDIS, for example they hosted a course with Carers Vic, and Sarah helped us be succinct with the goals for Lucy and was always happy to answer our questions. So when we went for our NDIS planning meeting we were organised and felt confident and it did go well.’
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