What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides people under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. The NDIS provides people with a disability with the help they need to live independently and achieve their goals.
The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, it not only provides immediate assistance to participants in order to lead an ordinary life from day-to-day, but it also funds supports to help build the skills necessary to live more independently in future.
Everybody has different needs and goals. The NDIS provides individual plans to each participant, and choice and control over which services they receive and from where. NDIS plans will be reviewed on a regular basis, typically every year, to assess whether goals are being achieved and needs are being met. This will determine the funding amounts for supports in the next plan.
Funding amounts are based on what’s ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ for participants to achieve their goals. Whether they have help from friends, family and other government supports will also be taken into account. With that in mind, NDIS funding is broken up into separate budgets, and the approved amounts in each will differ from participant to participant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to pay anything on top of my funding?
Unlike Home Care Packages for Aged Care, NDIS is fully funded by the Australian Government and you will not need to pay any fees from your own pocket.
Is FlexiHome Care an NDIS approved provider?
Yes, FlexiHome Care is an approved NDIS provider of all of the services that we provide. To learn more about any of these services, reach out to our friendly team today.
How will I know if I have enough money in my NDIS budget?
If you are Plan Managed with FlexiHome Care, you can log in to the FlexiHome Care Client Portal anytime, anywhere to track your spending. Check out our plan management page to find out more about FlexiHome Care’s Plan Management.
Is there a limit to the amount I can be charged for NDIS services?
Yes, all approved NDIS providers are required to charge no more than the amounts laid out in the NDIS Price Guide. To see the latest NDIS Price Guide, visit the NDIS website
Will my approved budget be the same for the rest of my life?
The NDIS is in place to improve the skills and independence over time. Therefore, in some cases, budgets may decrease between plans as you become more independent and begin achieving goals. An NDIS Planner will assess your needs during your plan review and will determine an appropriate budget based on your needs and goals.
Can I receive services if I’m not approved for NDIS funding?
If you have not been approved for NDIS funding, or are in the process but need immediate services, you can pay privately. Chat to our team about your options today.