What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a government scheme that funds services and support for people with disabilities.
It gives people with disability a voice when it comes to the kinds of support they need and want, and more control over who provides them and where they’re provided.
Ultimately, the NDIS is about helping people with disability live the life they choose.
If you become an NDIS participant, many of the services and supports ONCALL provides can be funded by the NDIS.Read more about the scheme, which is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Who is eligible for NDIS funding?
The NDIS is available to Australian citizens with a permanent disability and resulting functional impairment under the age of 65 at the time of accessing the NDIS.
Eligible people include those with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability.
Children under school age are eligible for early intervention services and may or may not transition into the NDIS.Find out if you’re eligible here.
How to get NDIS funding
If you’d like to become a participant in the NDIS and receive funding for the support you need, there’s a process you must go through.
First you must make an Access Request with the NDIS. You’ll be asked questions about your disability and need to provide supporting information to prove your eligibility.
If you are eligible, you will be contacted to arrange a planning meeting to discuss your support and funding needs.
Don’t worry if it seems daunting. As an NDIS Registered Provider, we understand the process inside out and can help you to get started on your NDIS journey.
Or, if you’re ready to go, you can apply for funding here.
Service providers and NDIS Registered Providers
A service provider is a person, business, or organisation that delivers your disability support services.
Like professionals everywhere, they have different levels of experience and different areas of expertise. And some you can trust and rely on more than others.
To help protect people with disability from exploitation, the Australian Government has strict quality and safety requirements that service providers must meet. Those that do so are accredited and known as NDIS Registered Providers.
Reassuringly, ONCALL is an NDIS Registered Provider. That means you can have confidence in us that you may not have in a service provider who isn’t registered. And because we work within the NDIS pricing framework, you can also be confident you’re getting great value should you choose us to provider your support.You’ll find more on the benefits of NDIS Registered Providers here