In this section
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
is the new way of providing disability support for Australians, their families
scheme is run by the National
Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA),
which is responsible for working with eligible children and young people, their
families and carers to assess eligibility and develop appropriate support
is important to remember that only the NDIA can determine if someone is
eligible to enter the NDIS.
NDIA has provided a range of information for those wanting to know if they are
eligible for the scheme, including;
NDIS is rolling across Victoria from now until 2019. It is good to know in
advance when your area will become part of the NDIS, the links below give more
information on the timing of the roll-out in Victoria.
patients who are eligible for the NDIS might be able access services in one of
the RCH can’t make an application for your child we can help if you are
thinking of applying for the NDIS by providing support documentation.
RCH team who are regularly involved in your child’s care know their history and
the goals you have for them, and may be able to help support your application.
If you would like their input please make an appointment as early as possible
to discuss your child’s needs, allowing enough time for them to provide appropriate
documentation and for you to complete the application process.
RCH people that might be able to help may include:
helps us if you come to your appointment with all relevant paperwork and any reports
from other service providers you might use.
the appointment, talk to your clinician about the goals to be included in the
support plan and the services, therapies and supports you will be asking for.
unsure of what to include, the RCH team can help with identifying the goals you
have for your child and the types of services that you may require to work
you are eligible for the NDIS, already enrolled or thinking about registering,
please let your RCH doctors and healthcare providers know at each visit, that
way we can make sure this information goes into your records. This information can
help guide our planning as we prepare to become an NDIS service provider.
you already have an NDIS plan, please let your clinician know what you have
been funded for and consider sharing your goals and plan. NDIS plans will be
updated every year, so it’s important to keep your RCH team informed.
are working hard to make sure that our RCH children, young people, families and
carers will be able to make the most of the services available through the
NDIS, and looking at the impact this may have for the Hospital.
RCH will always offer the same health care services it currently offers for
children and young people with a disability, regardless of whether they are
eligible for NDIS.
If you need more help there are many resources available
and the links below provide additional information:
This guide provides
examples of NDIS plans that may be of use to families going through, or
considering, the planning process with NDIS. This information is aimed at
participants with complex disabilities and contains examples of the types of
requests being made and the language used.