National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is new way of funding and providing services to support people with disabilities. This is national scheme delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and is currently being trialled in Western Australia from July 2014 to July 2016 in the Swan Hills area.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for the NDIS if you:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to participate in the community and for which you require care and support;
  • Are under the age of 65 years;
  • Living in the catchment areas of the Swan Hills; and
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.

TADWA and NDIS

TADWA is a registered NDIS service provider and your funding can be used towards TADWA providing reasonable and necessary support in the following areas:

  • Communication and information equipment
  • Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
  • Assistive products for personal care and safety
  • Assistive equipment for recreation
  • Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training
  • Home modification design and construction
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Personal mobility equipment
  • Assistance to access and maintain employment
  • Assistive equipment for general tasks and demands
  • Assistive products for household tasks
  • Assistive products for hearing
  • Therapeutic supports
  • Assistive products for vision

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of funding and providing services to support people with disabilities. Under the new scheme, eligible people will be given funding on an annual basis which they can use to purchase aids, equipment, technology and services from providers to assist them maintain an independent life.

This is national scheme which is currently being trialled in Western Australia from July 2014 to July 2016 in the Swan Hills area.

Will the NDIS affect me?

The NDIS affects those who:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to participate in the community and for which you require care and support;
  • Are under the age of 65 years;
  • Living in the catchment areas of the Swan Hills; and
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa,

If the above applies to you then you may be eligible for NDIS. There is more specific information on eligibility on the NDIS website.

When will the NDIS start?

The NDIS trial started in Western Australia on 1st July 2014 for the Perth Hills area for residents living in the local government areas of Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring. 

What do I need to do to prepare for the NDIS?

If you think that you may be eligible for the NDIS, it is important that you find out if you are. You can do this by visiting the NDIS Access Checker or calling the NDIS on 1800 800 110.

Once eligibility is established, an NDIS planner will work with you to discuss your goals and what reasonable and necessary supports and services are needed to achieve these goals.

I am not eligible for NDIS, can I still receive services from TADWA?

Of course! TADWA provides services to all people with disabilities, older people and carers.

Talk to us about alternative funding options. Grants and donations may be available to you.

Where can I find more information about the NDIS?

For more information about NDIS, visit the NDIS website or phone 1800 800 110.