We're here to answer all your frequent questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
For more information, view our HCA Policies below.
What are the different types of home services?
HCA provides a wide range of home services which includes but is not limited to:
Talk to a HCA consultant today to understand what services can be provided under your NDIS plan. Our packages are tailored to your individual needs and make include supports and services from other funded goals as required.
What is the NDIS?
The national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) has been developed to improve choice and create better outcomes for people with a disability. Customers receive a plan from the NDIA which is based upon goals they have set for themselves, the funding can then be provided to any registered provider that the customer wishes to supply services.
Any goal which is considered reasonable and fair will be funded by the government. This can include support services for Disables customers to go about their daily life as well as for goals such as learning to drive, learning to cook or creating independence in the community.
What is the free consultation that HCA offers?
Throughout your journey into the NDIS, our experts can support you through from initial consultant right through to the delivery of services.
Our consultants have been working in the NDIS areas since the trials commenced in 2013 and we have built up a large amount of training and experience around the NDIS.
We can discuss with you some important things to remember such as:
HCA wants to support your plan from start to finish and as such as offer our free consultant to everyone through Australia without any commitments from your to HCA.
What services and equipment will the NDIS provide?
The NDIS provides ongoing funding for all ‘reasonable and necessary’ disability equipment, care and support services.
The National Disability Insurance Act, passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 2012, sets out guidelines to help decide what can be funded, but generally the supports and services provided to you, if eligible, need to assist you to:
In practice this means providing support, as and if required, in areas including:
In thinking about and developing your own individualised NDIS plan, you therefore need to consider all your daily activities and the aids, equipment, training and/or support that would make your life easier, whether currently provided or not.
Where does HCA provide Home and Community Services?
HCA can provide Community and Home Services throughout Australia. Depending on how your plan is funded may restict some services for HCA in certain locations across Australia, however a HCA consultant can discuss with you when such a service will be available to you in your area.
If you area has transition to the NDIS already and you have a plan, HCA can supply a range of services throughout our 4 package areas which can be tailored to your needs.
Who will be eligible?
The NDIS will operate within a range of eligibility criteria.
Eligibility for individual support packages depends on:
Age: you have to be aged between 0-65 years old (although already enrolled participants, once they turn 65, can choose either to continue with the NDIS or transfer to the aged care support system available to all Australians over that age).
Disability requirement: you will be assessed based on the impact of your disability on functional capacity to communicate, interact socially, learn, move safely around your home and the built environment and manage your personal care and affairs (banking, bill paying etc).
Early intervention requirement: early intervention supports will be available to achieve a benefit that would help mitigate the effects of an impairment, to alleviate or prevent the deterioration of functional capacity, or strengthen informal supports.
More information: My Access Checker – National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Am I responsible for managing my own plan? Is there support available?
Once your individualised plan has been drawn up and formally agreed to, you have three choices as to how your plan gets managed from then on: self-management, using a plan management service, or nominating the NDIA to carry out this role.
If you choose to self-manage your own plan’s financial and administrative processes, you are also entitled to request a “plan nominee” to support you with these processes. (The NDIA estimates that up to 20% of participants may select this self-management option.)
A participant may request to use a Plan Management Provider, meaning you engage a business/ organisation to undertake all financial and administrative processes involved on your behalf. This includes such tasks as paying supplier invoices, developing service agreements with providers, assisting you with the hiring and paying of staff and preparing reports and reconciliations on how NDIS funds are being used.
If you choose to nominate the NDIA for this role, the agency will make all the payments necessary to any registered care and/or support providers chosen by the participant.
More information: People with disability – National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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