NDIS REGISTERED PROVIDERS – Things You Need To Know
Individuals, enterprises, small businesses, and non-profit organizations can all be registered NDIS providers. NDIS registered providers are those who have registered with the NDIS and have met specific government requirements in order to gain their registration.
If your NDIS funding is organized by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), you can now only receive assistance from NDIS registered providers.
However, if you self-manage or have a Plan Manager who handles your payments for you, you could choose to work with unregistered support providers.
You have made a brilliant first step by landing on this page. Guardians Care is an online service that brings people with disabilities with independent support workers who can provide a variety of support services as well as offer registered consumable items.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to Australians over 7 years old and under the 65 years of age who have a specific type of disability. (Aged care funding takes over when you reach the age of 65 or under 7 years old.)
The NDIS can be quite confusing, so we will include a clarification and respond to some frequently asked questions.
The NDIS is not the same as the Disability Support Pension, which provides income support to people who are unable to work due to a disability through Centrelink. The NDIS provides additional funding for costs such as purchasing a wheelchair or paying for various types of assistance in the home or community.
Eligibility is determined by a person’s disability. The NDIS provides assistance to people who have a permanent, lifetime disability that has a significant impact on their physical, psychological, intellectual, cognitive, sensory, neurological, and/or social functioning. You must be between the ages of 7 and 65, a resident of Australia and have a Permanent Visa holder or with Protected Special Category Visa Holders.
To get a better idea of your eligibility for NDIS support, go to the NDIS website and fill out an Access Request.
The NDIS provides funding for a variety of supports, some of which are provided at home and others outside of the home. You may require assistance with daily activities such as grooming, household chores, and light domestic duties. You can use your NDIS funding to pay for transportation to social, community, and economic activities, as well as to medical or other appointments. You can get workplace assistance to help you find or keep a job, or to pursue study results or skills development.
Physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and behavior support are just a few examples of therapeutic supports. Your funds can also be used to design and build home modifications, vehicle modifications, mobility equipment and purchasing consumable items.