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Are you NDIS ready?

QADA red Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy (QADA) Inc.

Published: 19 May 2016

As many of you are aware, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively roll out across Queensland over the next three years.

The rollout will begin from the 1st July 2016, starting in Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin and Mount Isa. If you live in one of these areas, it’s important that you start to consider setting goals, in preparation for NDIS planning meetings.

What’s a planning meeting?

Once you have been assessed as eligible for the NDIS, you will be invited to sit down with a planner who is employed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). They will help you develop a plan of the types of reasonable and necessary services you wish to put individual funding towards.

This plan takes into consideration your goals, current life circumstances and supports, as well as whether supports will facilitate increased economic and social participation, reflect good practice, and represent value for money for the scheme.

You are able to bring a support person with you to these appointments, such as a family member, friend, carer or support worker. The needs, strengths and capacities of your carers are also considered as part of the planning and assessment process.  Read more

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