Accessing the NDIS: Important Questions Answered

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a public-funded disability support system that finances ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports required by differently- abled Australian citizens with permanent and significant disabilities. This revolutionary scheme has reshaped the disability support structure in the country and increased accessibility as well as the personal autonomy of the participants. Naturally, the success of the scheme has invited a lot of questions regarding the access procedure and there are a few important aspects to be kept in mind while applying to access the NDIS.

The access request can be made through the phone or by downloading the request form given on the NDIS website. Apart from providing details of your diagnosis by your treating professional as evidence of your impairment, you also have to fill out the specifics regarding your six functional domains that are mobility, communication, social interaction, self-management, learning and self-care. You only need to fill out the domains that are significantly impacted by your disability clearly and accurately. You must focus on describing how your disability impacted your functional capacity and day to day life rather than the medical conditions which lead to that particular impairment. Avoid medical jargon and complete your form using simple English. Sometimes, the NDIS will request you to provide further information despite filling out the access request form. To avoid this, make sure that you complete the ‘Treating Professional’ section of the form properly with enough evidence to substantiate that your impairment is permanent and the ways in which it has hindered your education and socio-economic participation. Make sure that the evidence and other details are provided by eligible professionals.

Completing the access request form may seem like a daunting task but all the information that you need is available on the NDIS website. Registered service providers like Aastha can also guide you through the process. We are available in Perth, Joondalup, Mirrabooka, Morley,Osborne park, Victoria park, Canningvale,Maddington, Armadale, Cockburn central, Kwinana, Rockingham, Mandurah , WA. Contact us today For More details about NDIS Service