About NDIS

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme.

It is a Government initiative that provide billions of dollars in funding directly to individuals when they have a substantial disability that will impact how they complete daily activities either temporarily or for the rest of their lives.

The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) are the body that make the decision about who is eligible to become an NDIS participant and how much funding they will receive.

It is not a welfare program but an Insurance Scheme to ensure that people with disabilities can have peace and security in life. Being able to live out their hopes and dreams is important for anyone and NDIS funding allows for a better quality of life for each participant.

How do you know if you are eligible for NDIS funding?

  • Are you aged between 7 and 65?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?
  • Do you need special equipment to function on a daily basis?
  • Do you need permanent or temporary support for the future?

If you have answered Yes to the majority of these questions you may be able to access NDIS funding. It is now time to go to the Government NDIS webpage or call into an LAC office and fill out an Access Request Form.

Local Area Coordinators (LAC)

The LAC or Local Area Coordinators are the representative of the NDIA in the community and they are able to work with people to develop an NDIS submission or plan and provide support to help participants to achieve their goals.

Your LAC will help you go through the submission process and direct you in a management plan and  aspects of implementation.

Where to Begin?

Creating your Plan

Your plan will be developed with you by NDIA or LAC and submitted for approval. Your approval will be uploaded to the MyPlacePortal which part of the MyGov website.

Using Your Plan

Using your plan means that you can self manage your own services using the MyPlacePortal looking after your funding and arranging and paying for your service needs. If this is too challenging you can use the help of a registered service provider like United For Care to assist you with managing your plan and implementing it.

Reviewing Your Plan

Over time your plan might change and so there is usually a yearly review of how the plan is working and if it continues to suit your needs. If it is found to be inadequate your LAC will help your draw up a new plan.

Service Providers

To help you make achieve your plan and implement your goals NDIS service providers such as UNITED FOR CARE can assist you in making the most of your funding, accessing the best support, housing, employment and care as you require.

Your service providers must be NDIS registered. You are able to choose an individual or a organisation that best suits your needs.

You will make a service agreement with your provider which documents what services are provided, what costs are insured, the responsibilities of the provider and the participant, the duration of the agreement and how you might resolve any issues that arise. Ensure you have a written copy of this agreement.

United For Care are a dedicated NDIS registered service provider. We are committed to making your journey better. You will find our rates are reasonable and our service impeccable. Call us if you would like to see our range of services.

Contact our team

Contact United For Care –
SIL Housing & Disability community care team.