Applications are now open for the final stage of the rollout which commenced on 1 January, 2019. This affects the Moreton Bay region, Sunshine Coast and Gympie.
Spinal Life Australia is a registered NDIS provider supporting people with spinal cord damage and related physical disability, permanent or temporary.
Take this short five-point questionnaire using the NDIS Access Checklist to know if you are eligible for funding through NDIS.
If you will be turning 65, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can. Your eligibility will be taken from the date you apply, not the date that you turn 65.
Other funding sources
If you are over 65 please refer to myagedcare for more information.
If your disability was the result of a motor vehicle or work related accident (occuring on or after 1 July 2016), you may be eligible for other supports funding under the National Injury insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ). Find out more here.
Applying for the NDIS
To apply, you will need to complete an Access Request Form, which is available by contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 1800 800 110. This can be done six (6) months from the start date of the NDIS in your local area.
When the transition commences in your region you will be contacted by the NDIA’s Local Area Coordinator (LAC).
Plan for your NDIS meeting
The LAC will request to meet with you (or have a separate phone conversation) and will ask you a series of questions about the way your life is today and how you feel the NDIS can work for you in the future.
Whether this is your first plan meeting or a review meeting, it’s good to be prepared!
How Spinal Life Australia can support you
You don’t have to go it alone. You can choose to have a friend, family member, carer or another trusted person with you when meeting with your LAC. Our NDIS Transition Offer can be part of your NDIS planning from start to finish and accompany you to your planning meeting with the LAC.
Our dedicated NDIS Transition Officer can support you to:
- Access help to understand the scheme and have your questions answered
- Be provided with spinal-specific information
- Have access to a tool kit to help you think about and plan for your NDIS supports
- Have someone to assist you with your planning and attend your plan meeting with your LAC.
We will work with you and your family to make the transition to the NDIS as seamless as possible.
Our advocacy team provides assistance to members to prepare for their NDIS plan review meetings.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
The independent NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission works to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
It is now available in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. Western Australia will have access to the NDIS Commission from 1 July 2020.
Participants are encouraged to contact the NDIS Commission to raise a concern or make a complaint, with the aim of improving the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
Read about the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission by clicking here.
To find out more, visit www.ndiscommission.gov.au or call 1800 034 544.
Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more, read the NDIS fact sheets.