The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. The NDIS is a scheme of the Australian Government that funds costs associated with disability. The NDIS is a federally managed safety net, providing a nationally-consistent, lifetime commitment to people who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services.
The scheme is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and provision of disability services is regulated by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission).
The scheme entitles people with a “permanent and significant” disability funding for any “reasonable and necessary” support needs related to their disability and to meet their disability relate goals. Funding is allocated to the individual referred to as Participants. These participants or their representative choose which goals they want funded i.e. to live independently, to engage in community activities, to find a job and also to choose which providers supply the funded goods and services.
The scheme is entirely publicly funded and participants do not pay insurance premiums. The word Insurance in NDIS refers to the scheme’s use of insurance principles to manage the financial sustainability of the scheme. It aims to insure eligible persons in the event they are born with or acquire a disability.
NDIS funding is completely independent of the Disability Support Pension and universal health care and does not affect provision of those services.
9D Care are a Registered NDIS Service Provider.
Support Coordinators help you to:
You need to request support coordination at your planning meetings with the NDIS as it needs to be funded in your plan. 9D Care provide Support Coordination and Complex/Specialised Support Coordination services across the Greater Melbourne Area.
Plan management is when a provider supports you to manage funding in your NDIS plan. These providers are known as plan managers. Plan management is different from having the NDIA manage funding in your NDIS plan, or you choosing to self-manage your plan.
At 9D we provide Plan Management services across all of Australia. As we provide a full suite of disability care services in Victoria we understand the needs of participant’s and provider’s and ensure payments are paid quickly in compliance to NDIS rules.
Yes. At 9D Care we are committed to matching personal carer workers that best support you.
Yes. If you are not happy with your current disability service provider, you can change to one that will support you the way you need. Contact us today to discuss how we can support you.
Our team can come to you to discuss face to face your needs and discuss how we can best support you to achieve your goals. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.