NDIS Frequent Questions
Understanding the NDIS
01. What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial disability. The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and funding. NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services to help them achieve their goals. Everyone has different goals. Goals might include things like volunteering, getting and keeping a job, making friends or participating in a local community activity. Read more
02. Am I eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS you must be aged between 7 and 65. The NDIS is only available to people who live in Australia, are Australian Citizens, or Permanent Visa holders, or Protected Special Category Visa holders. You must have a permanent and significant disability.
03. How do I apply for the NDIS?
You can call 1800 800 110 to make an Access Request or submit the Access Request form online on the official NDIS website . You may be asked to provide some additional information after you make your Access Request. This may include information about your disability and how it impacts on your day-to-day life. You can provide copies of existing information, including letters or reports, or you can ask your treating health professional to fill out and sign a form.
04. I have my NDIS plan, how do I access services?
Once you have your NDIS plan, you can start to look for a NDIS Services Provider to provide your services and supports. You might like to ask the support of NDIS registered providers, like MKM Disability and Care. The NDIS website also has lists of providers for each state and territory that you can use. Find out our disability services here.
05. What is a Support Coordinator?
Support coordination helps you to make the best use of your supports in plan. A support coordinator helps you to: Understand and use you NDIS plan to pursue your goals Connect you with NDIS providers, community, mainstream and other government services Build your confidence and skills to use and coordinate your supports.
06. What services does MKM Disability and Care offer?
MKM Disability and Care is a registered NDIS provider in Sydney. We offer a lot of different services to NDIS participants including personal care, community access, gardening, cleaning, community nursing, domestic assistance, etc. We work with you to create a Support Plan so that we understand your goals and your needs. If you would like more information about our services, please call our NDIS team at 1300 419 414 or contact us here .