Need info about NDIS eligibility? Preparing for your first NDIS Plan?
Leap in! is Australia’s leading plan manager. We support thousands of Australians to navigate the NDIS and get the most from their NDIS Plans.
The NDIS can seem a bit overwhelming when you’re just getting started, so reach out if you have any questions. That’s what we’re here for! Give our experienced Crew a call on 1300 05 78 78 or chat with us online.
We are here to help.
Leap in! specialises in supporting people with disability at each step of the NDIS process.
- If you’re just getting started, we can provide useful information and answer all of your questions.
- When the time comes for your first NDIS Plan, we offer a free pre-planning meeting to help you be better prepared
- Once you have an NDIS Plan that includes plan management, we take care of paying providers, help you to manage your budgets and get the most out of your plan.
The steps in the process.
While every person with disability is unique, the overall NDIS journey is the same for everyone:
- Check eligibility
- Apply for the NDIS (called an “access request”)
- NDIS accepts or rejects your access request
- Prepare for your first NDIS Plan meeting
- Meet with a planner to create your NDIS Plan
- Receive your NDIS Plan
- Choose a plan manager if you’ve asked for one
- Review your plan
Do you need assistance with applying for funding through the NDIS? We have developed a FREE ebook – Accessing the NDIS: A guide to eligibility and how to apply. Read and download the ebook here.
Leap in! Presents webinars.
Leap in! Presents is a series of free webinars that are carefully curated and presented by the talented Leap in! Crew.
Our goal with these webinars is to arm you with some seriously useful insights. We want to make sure you can navigate the NDIS with confidence, getting the most out of your budgets and NDIS Plan.
Hosting these informative sessions is Dee Thomson, a Learning and Development Specialist at Leap in!. With over a decade of experience in her field, Dee excels in simplifying complex concepts, ensuring that learning is not only accessible but also engaging.
FAQs about the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This is the name of the process for joining the NDIS. You’ll need to complete some forms and provide background information about your disability so the NDIA can determine if you’re eligible.
NDIS eligibility is based on several criteria including age, residency and disability. To meet the disability criteria, the NDIS requires evidence that your disability is caused by an impairment that is likely to be permanent, reduces your functional capacity and affects your ability to work, study or participate in the community.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you are aged between 7 and 65. Once you turn 65 you can choose to remain with the NDIS or transition to the aged care system.
The early childhood approach is designed to support children younger than 7 with disability or developmental delay and their families. If you are concerned about your child’s development or have a child aged younger than 7 with disability, you can contact an early childhood partner. No referral or diagnosis is necessary.
The early childhood partner can provide connection to early supports and other services in the community. They can also help you apply for the NDIS if needed.
No. The value of your assets are not taken into account when determining eligibility. NDIS funding does not impact income support such as the Disability Support Pension or Carer Allowance.
Funding under the NDIS is individualised, based on goals and outcomes. Your plan is developed following a planning meeting and can be reviewed as your goals change.
On its own, ADHD is not usually covered by the NDIS because it can be hard to meet the NDIS eligibility criteria.
So, what is plan management?
Plan management is one of the options you have for managing the money in your NDIS Plan.
Plan management gives you full choice and control over how you use your NDIS funds but with the support of a “plan manager” who helps you manage your budgets and pays your provider invoices.
Think of it like your own NDIS-funded bookkeeper or accountant with a support team attached.
Preparing for your first NDIS Plan? Get a free pre-planning session.
Preparing for your first NDIS Plan Meeting can be daunting. We can help get you started with a free pre-planning session.
If your access to the NDIS has been approved but you don’t yet have your first plan, this session is for you! Each session is customised to your circumstances. We discuss things such as:
- What questions you need to ask yourself
- How to prepare your records
- The role of a support person
- Tips for getting the rights supports for your needs
- How to make the most of the pre-planning tools on the Leap in! app.