Myth: The NDIS will cover my holiday expenses.

They won’t pay for your holiday, however, they might be able to help fund additional support services that are required as part of your disability The NDIS exists so people who have disabilities can get the support they need.

It all depends on what is reasonable and necessary for you.

Myth: Because I have a job, I earn too much money or own too many assets, I am not eligible for the NDIS

The NDIS provides help to all people with disabilities, regardless of their financial situation.

Showing how much you earn or own is not required when applying for NDIS support, and it has no bearing on the amount of funding you receive.

Myth: I am allowed to keep my mobility allowance.

Once you have migrated to the NDIS and have a plan in place, your current mobility allowance will end.

The NDIS funds transport in a different way. Learn more about it here.

It is critical that you inform your NDIS planner about your transportation requirements so that they can be funded properly.

Myth: The NDIS does not cover respite care.

There is currently no item specifically designated under NDIS as’respite,’ which has generated misunderstanding.

There is respite care available, which is referred to as Supports for Sustaining Informal Supports.

Myth: I don’t have a choice whether my meeting is face-to-face or on the phone.

Don’t be hesitant to request something that better meets your requirements. If you prefer a face-to-face meeting but the planner has scheduled a phone appointment, speak up!

Tell them what works best for you. It’s also worth noting that you don’t have to have the planning meeting right away if the planner calls at an inconvenient time. You can request that they call you back.

By performing these things, you may lengthen the process slightly, but you will not miss your plan meeting.

Myth: If I’m not satisfied with my plan or if my circumstances change, I can’t change it.

If you are unhappy with a decision made about your plan, you can request an internal review. If you believe the review of the decision is also incorrect, you have additional choices, including an Administrative Appeals Tribunal and a complaints process.

If your personal circumstances or needs change significantly, you must notify the NDIA using a special form.

Informing the NDIA of a change in circumstances is critical since your plan may need to be evaluated or your contact information may have changed.

Myth: I can’t change my providers once I’ve chosen them.

You absolutely have the right to select who provides the assistance you require to achieve your goals, which means you can switch providers if you believe another provider will provide you with greater assistance.

You are not required to provide your existing provider a reason for seeking a different provider, and you may switch providers for a variety of reasons.

For example, if your goals have changed, you have relocated to another location and need a new local provider, your service provider’s services have changed, your provider’s charges have increased, or you are dissatisfied with the service they are delivering.

Myth: Everything will be handled by my Support Coordinator.

A support coordinator assists you in understanding and implementing your NDIS plan.

They can assist you in developing the skills necessary to be able to use the support you require to achieve your objectives, live independently, and participate in the community.

Support Coordination is classified as capacity-building support, which implies they are there to help you develop the abilities you will need to finally support yourself. Despite the fact that your Support Coordinator will assist you in finding your perfect service provider and understanding your plan, you have ultimate control over the services you receive.

Myth: If you have friends or family, you are not eligible for Support Coordination.

If you have a big network of relatives and friends, this does not necessarily rule you out of receiving Support Coordination money. If your personal network is unable to provide you with appropriate support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you may benefit from Support Coordination.

Myth: The amount of funding you receive will be determined by the type of disability you have.

The type of impairment you have is merely one of many factors considered by the NDIS when determining how much support you are eligible for. They will also take into account the amount of informal assistance you have from friends and family, so if you have a wider network, you are more likely to receive less cash.

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