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About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to receive support and services for people with a disability. The major reform is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). It offers individualised and itemised funding for people with disabilities based on their specific needs and goals.

When does the NDIS start? 
It depends on your location. A number of trial sites have been rolled out across the country, with the most notable region in Victoria being in Barwon. However, from 2018, a full national roll out is due, with completion scheduled for 2019. If you are unsure of when the NDIS will be available in your area, you can view the dates here.

Am I eligible?
To qualify for a support package with the NDIS, the following requirements need to be met:

  • You need to have a permanent disability which significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
  • You need to be aged under 65 when you first access the scheme.
  • You need to be an Australian citizen, OR live in Australia and hold a permanent visa OR hold a Protected Special Category Visa.

You can use the NDIS Access Checklist if you would like to find out if you potentially qualify for the scheme.

How do I apply?
If you are currently accessing services, you will be contacted by the NDIA before your local area transitions to discuss the process of accessing the NDIS. You can also contact the NDIA in advance if you want to be proactive.

What will happen after I apply?
Once your eligibility for the scheme is confirmed by the NDIS, a planner will arrange a meeting with you. Together, you can discuss your needs, goals, and aspirations and they will commence a full review of your current supports. Using that information, your planner will develop a support plan that best meets your requirements.

Lifestyle Centred Services invites you to talk with our friendly team during the planning process to determine your support requirements, and how we can help you achieve your goals.

When can I select my NDIS Service Provider?
Once your support plan and budget has been approved by the NDIS, you can then select your service provider. You can nominate Lifestyle Centred Services as your preferred provider at any time during the development of your support plan. If we are selected, we can then develop and implement your person centred support plan working closely with you and your team in accordance with your plan.

You can contact the team at Lifestyle Centred Services to discuss how we can assist and support you on (03) 9784 4755 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

As an NDIS registered provider, Lifestyle Centred Services operates in strict compliance with NDIS policy, and are bound by and adhere to NDIS's privacy policies. You can read more about NDIS policy here.

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