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Independence Australia is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria and you can nominate us as your service provider when you complete your NDIA support plan.
The NDIS will roll out in Victoria from 1 July 2016. It will be made available progressively across the state over the next three years. By July 2019, it is estimated 105,000 people will transition to the NDIS in Victoria.
Here's a quick summary of the rollout occuring in Victoria.
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new healthcare program which changes the way people with a disability receive funding from the government. For people with a disability it’s a new way to receive support, offering more choice, greater control and a lifetime approach to your needs.
So far, the NDIS has been trialled in several sites across the country. On 1 July 2013, the NDIS trial commenced in Victoria in the local government areas of the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Surfcoast Shire and the Borough of
Queenscliffe. Between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015, 4,394 people with disability up to the age of 65 entered the NDIS in the Victorian trial site.
The NDIS will be made available progressively across the state over the next three years. By July 2019, it is estimated that 105,000 people will transition to the NDIS in Victoria.
What is the NDIA?
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency which is the independent statutory agency responsible for implementing and overseeing the NDIS.
What will the NDIS pay for?
Who is eligible to access the NDIS?
You need to meet the following requirements:
You can use the NDIS Access Checker to find out if you’re eligible for the scheme. Click here to use the online tool. You can also contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or visit one of the NDIA offices in your launch area.
How do I apply for access to NDIS funding support?
Before your area transitions, if you currently access services you will be contacted to discuss the process of entering the NDIS
If the NDIA decides you’re eligible for funding, when the NDIS is introduced to your area, a planner will contact you to make an individual assessment and to discuss your needs. After you agree on a support plan with the NDIA, you’ll be given a budget which you can choose to spend with approved service providers such as Independence Australia, who is a registered provider for the NDIS in Victoria.
When will the NDIS be available in Victoria?
On 16 September 2015, the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments signed a Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria.
From 1 July 2016 eligible people in Victoria will start entering the NDIS in a carefully
managed and well supported way. By 2019, all eligible people with disability will be covered under the NDIS.
In Victoria, the NDIS will be gradually introduced over three years. In the first year, three Victorian disability service areas will transition to the NDIS including North East Melbourne, Central Highlands and Loddon.
In the second year, seven Victorian disability service areas will transition to the NDIS
including Inner Gippsland, Ovens Murray, Western District, Inner East Melbourne, Outer East Melbourne, Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula.
In the third year, six Victorian disability service areas will transition to the NDIS including Southern Melbourne, Brimbank Melton, Western Melbourne, Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland.
The specific details on when and how you will be able to access the NDIS will be made
available in the coming months.
How do I choose Independence Australia as my NDIS service provider?
When you’re working with the NDIA on your support plan, you can nominate Independence Australia as your service provider for in-home care and more. For assistance please call us on 1300 704 456, email [email protected] or leave us your contact details on the enquiry form on this page.