What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance scheme provides eligible individuals a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life. The NDIS is designed for individual choice and control. It focuses on helping people to be part of the community and provides certainty they will receive the support they need over their lifetime.
The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories
The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.
How can the NDIS help people living with a disability?
The scheme is there to identify any supports you need to live the life that you choose to achieve your personal goals. This could be:
- Living more independently, be it on your own or with family and friends
- Being more active in your community and doing the things you love
- Going to school or university
- Finding and keeping a job
- Increasing your social and economic participation
- Improving your health and well-being
You may be eligible to receive support from Cystic Fibrosis Trusted Care if:
- You are under 65
- You are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
- You have a permanent or significant disability that requires help from others, equipment, or assistive technology or if you meet the early intervention requirements:
- You or your child (aged 7 years and over) has a disability that is likely to be permanent and early supports would reduce how much help you or your child needs for the future.
How to apply
All you need to do is contact the NDIS, phone 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au and complete an access request form to find out if you are eligible.
Using your plan
How do I make the most of my NDIS funding?
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and Trusted Care can support NDIS eligible people with the management of their funding supports and participation plan. You do not need us to do this for you to access our services and in fact, you might prefer to self-manage.
We understand you want to get the most out of your NDIS package and receive high quality services for the best price.
That is why we align our pricing to the most up to date NDIS price guide. We promise to never charge an individual more than the NDIS price guide. The NDIA reviews the NDIS price guide regularly and sets prices that reflect wage inflation, market trends, and ensure the NDIS remains sustainable.
All NDIS fees and salaries are indexed by the Fair Work Commission. All our employees are paid under the Award
For current charge rates visit the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue
For questions about NDIS pricing and adjustments to your plan to allow for any price increases, speak with the National Disability Insurance Agency phone 1800 800 110.
Direct payment and private health care
If you are not eligible for NDIS funding or wish to access a service or support that is not covered in your plan nor covered by your Cystic Fibrosis Queensland membership, you can pay for services directly with cash, debit or credit card. If you have private health insurance, you will need to keep your receipt and speak with them directly about potential reimbursement.
CDMP (Chronic Disease Management plan)
The Chronic Disease Management Plan offers people with a chronic medical condition access to Medicare benefits to cover allied health services, which help manage their condition.
Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services delivers payments and services to help people who have an illness, injury, or a disability. There is also support available to assist their families or carers.
The Companion Card is available for people with disability who require lifelong attendant care support to participate in community activities and events. This card can help cover the costs of getting out and about with the support of a companion.
Disability Support Pension
This pension provides support for people between 16 and pension age who have a permanent physical, intellectual, or psychiatric condition that stops them from working.