NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

What is the NDIS? 

NDIS Funding is provided to eligible Australians aged under 65 who are living with a permanent and significant disability. It aims to put the focus back onto the individual, giving them choice and control over how and where their funding is used.

Everyone’s funding will differ based on personal circumstances and can only be used to pay service providers who deliver supports you require to meet your needs and achieve your goals. Your needs and goals are determined at your planning meeting with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and the details are included in your plan.

 

Early Childhood Approach 

The nationally consistent Early Childhood Approach is for children younger than 7 with developmental delay or disability and their families. It was developed based on evidence-based research with the help of leading experts in early childhood intervention.

In many areas around Australia, early childhood partners are available to help you get the support your child needs. These are local organisations that receive NDIS Funding to deliver the Early childhood approach.

Services That The NDIS Fund

Applicants for NDIS must prove that their requested supports will assist them in achieving their specified goals. These goals may include maintaining and increasing independence, accessing the community and gaining and maintaining employment. This is an individualised service aimed at improving quality of life and has given many parents, guardians, children and adults under the age of 65 a new peace of mind. 

 

Supports That Maybe Funded Including:

  • Assistive Technology 
  • Support To Build Skills
  • Home and Vehicle Modifications.
  • Disability Specific Accommodation


Who Is Eligible For NDIS Support?

To be eligible for NDIS Support  To become what is known as an NDIS Participant 
You need to comply with the following 4 Rules:


  • Live In Australia
  • Be Less Than 65 Years Old Upon Approval Of NDIS Application
  • Be an Australian citizen or Hold A Permanent or Protected Special Category Visa
  • Have A Permanent Disability That Significantly Affects Your Ability To Take Part In Everyday Activities

What Is A NDIS Provider?

Every piece of Assistive Technology (AT) used by NDIS Participants are deemed “Reasonable and Necessary” can be funded by the NDIS. Approval of financial support is based upon individual needs and not categorised according to disability type, which means your Therapist will need to provide an AT Report for most pieces of equipment.

Healthcare Equip is a registered NDIS Provider, meaning we can accept payment from NDIS Managed, Self-Managed, and Plan Managed Participants. To gain and maintain our NDIS Registration, we have proved that we work according to State and Territory Quality and Safeguards Requirements, adhere to pricing guidelines published in the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogues and advertise these products in a transparent manner.

Quality and Safeguards requirements have been drawn up by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission – an independent agency working towards improving the quality and safety standards of NDIS support materials and services. This means our products fully comply with strict Quality and Safeguard requirements in Australia.

What Assistive Technologies Are Covered By The NDIS?

The Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide list codes for various NDIS Eligible Equipment, the approval of which depends upon your application. Healthcare Equip products will fall into all of the following 3 Categories:


Low-Cost Assistive Technology: Under $1,500 Per Item

Mid-Cost Assistive Technology: $1,500 to $5,000 Per Item

High-Cost Assistive Technology: Over $5,000 Per Item


The list of NDIS Funded Assistive Technology is long, but some examples which Healthcare Equip provides can include:

  • Standing Frames
  • Adaptive Tricycles
  • Oxygen Concentrators
  • Indoor Seating Options
  • Strollers and Wheelchairs
  • Car Seats and Vehicle Restraints
  • Gait Trainers and Walking Frames
  • Respiratory Aspiration Units and Accessories
  • Repairs To All The Above-Listed Equipment