What is NDIS?

What is NDIS?

NDIS The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to Australians with disability, their families and carers. NDIA is the independent agency in charge of rolling out the NDIS. The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

How does the NDIS work?

If you’re eligible and your Access Request is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation letter. After that, you’ll work with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to create your NDIS plan.

The NDIA will ask questions about your lifestyle, your goals, and what kind of support you need so that a plan can be tailored to suit you and your needs. Your plan will outline your goals and what funding has been allocated to help you achieve them. Everyone’s plan will be different, because it’s unique to your needs.

Once you have your NDIS plan, you’ll be able to start finding services and supports. If you have ‘support coordination’ included in your plan, a Support Coordinator can help connect you with services and make the most of your NDIS plan.

The NDIA will review your plan at the end of the plan period to make sure you’re receiving the right supports for your needs and goals. If needed, you can request one sooner.

What is the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission?

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (also known as the NDIS Commission) is an independent government body that works to ensure and improve the safety of NDIS services and supports.

How NDIS funding works

Your NDIS plan will show you how much funding you have, the categories you have access to and what they’re for. We can go through your plan with you to explain your options based on your funding.

The NDIS plans have three support budgets:

  • Core Supports budget: for supports that help with everyday tasks and activities, including community participation and transport.
  • Capacity Building Supports budget: for supports that help you become more independent and build on your skills.
  • Capital Supports budget: is for one-off purchases you may need, including technology and home modifications. It also covers Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Capital Supports budget funds can only be used for their specific purpose.

Compass is a professional and experienced NDIS registered service provider in Queensland, who provides centre-based support funding through Core Supports funding.