WA NDIS

The WA NDIS is a trial program run by the Disability Services Commission (DSC) to provide funding to people with disability. This commenced in the Lower South West Region on 1 July 2014 and in the Cockburn and Kwinana regions on 1 July 2015.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for the WA NDIS if you:

  • Have a permanent disability that you are likely to require support for your lifetime;
  • Are under the age of 65 years on 1 July 2015;
  • Permanently reside in catchment areas; and
  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Self-managed funding

Participants who have WA NDIS approval to self-manage all or some of their funded supports are free to choose and manage who provides their services.  This means that the participant may select a service provider who reflects the participants own preferences and circumstances.  A My Way Coordinator will oversee this arrangement.

TADWA and WA NDIS

For participants who have elected to self-manage their funding, you are free to choose your preferred service provider. You will have the choice to use TADWA to provide you with support services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the WA NDIS My Way?

WA NDIS My Way focuses on planning for current and future needs. People with disability, families and carers may choose to be supported by their My Way Coordinator to explore new strategies and create a plan which is tailored to their unique needs and goals, or they may wish to develop their own plans.

How will this affect me?

This means that if you:

  • Have a permanent disability that you are likely to require support for your lifetime;
  • Are under the age of 65 years on 1 July 2015;
  • Permanently reside in the Lower South West or Cockburn/Kwinana regions; and
  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident,

You may be eligible for WA NDIS My Way.

When will this start?

The WA NDIS My Way trial started in the Lower South West on 1 July 2014 with Cockburn and Kwinana joining on 1 July 2015.

What do I need to do?

You should be contacted by your My Way Coordinator when your area transitions to the WA NDIS My Way. Otherwise you can contact a My Way Coordinator on 1800 996 214.

Can I manage my own funding under the WA NDIS My Way?

Yes, people who wish to self-manage all or some of the funded supports are approved to do so by WA NDIS My Way.

Self-management enables you to maximise your choice and control over the supports and services you receive. Speak to your My Way Coordinator to discuss options for managing funding.

How do I receive services from TADWA?

If you elect to self-manage your funding, you may choose to receive services from TADWA.

TADWA has a wealth of experience and expertise in the area of assisting people with a disability, older people and their carers. We will gladly talk to you to discuss how we can help you to be independent and safe around your home and community.

Where can I find more information about the WA NDIS My Way?

For more information about WA NDIS My Way, visit the DSC website or phone 1800 996 214.