The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with disability, as well as to their families and carers. The scheme takes a lifetime approach to ensuring that Australians with disability will have the necessary support they need to live an ordinary life.
Who is eligible to access the NDIS scheme?
The NDIS is accessible to those who:
1. Have a permanent and significant disability
2. Are under the age of 65 when you first enter the scheme
3. People who live in Australia and have Australian residency
If you are eligible, the NDIS will provide funding for reasonable and necessary supports that are required for you to live your life and reach your goals.
How does the NDIS work with Fighting Chance?
Once you receive your NDIS plan, you can select Fighting Chance as your NDIS provider. This means that the support covered in your plan will be provided by Fighting Chance and funded by the NDIS. As a registered NDIS provider, we will support you to achieve your professional and personal goals.
Categories of support that Fighting Chance can assist with through the NDIS include:
- Assistance with daily life
- Social and community participation
- Coordination of supports
- Improved living arrangements
- Increased social and community participation
- Finding and keeping a job
- Improved relationships
- Improved life choices (Plan Management)
- Improved daily living skills
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) appoints price controls by setting the prices that registered providers can charge for those services. As a registered NDIS provider, Fighting Chance charges the NDIS prices for support services.
Fighting Chance is also compliant with the NDIA’s eligibility terms to use the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) conditional loading and will use the TTP prices where applicable.
Download a detailed price list by clicking here:
NDIA changes to group services pricing and billing in mid-2021
In last year’s NDIS Price Guide, the NDIA announced a transition away from the historical ratio-based funding system for group supports (where participants receive supports at ratios ranging from 1:1 to 1:5, and are billed at an hourly rate to correspond to that ratio), to a system based on an apportionment of time. In addition to that, and in an effort to increase transparency, the hourly price has been de-constructed to separate out charges for non-face-to-face administration and centre capital costs, which were historically rolled into the hourly price and which will need to be billed separately into the future.
The good news is that, while these are big structural changes from the NDIA, they are largely administrative and shouldn’t impact our participants and their families too much. Due to the individualised way we have always operated at Jigsaw, this change will have no impact on our service delivery model, and only a very limited impact on the prices we charge you for services going forward. However, these changes will have an effect on your Service Agreement and Schedule of Support with us, as well as the way our quotes and invoices look going forward.
We want you to have all the information you’ll need to understand these changes, ahead of them being rolled out at Fighting Chance, and indeed the rest of the sector. To hear more of the details about this change to the pricing system and how it will impact you, you can:
– drop into a community Q&A session on Tuesday 25 May 2021 between 5 and 6pm.
Planning Your Support With Us
You know what you want. Our role is to work alongside you to plan your support and help you achieve your goals. As an NDIS participant, we help you to understand your plan and connect you with the people and support that will enable you to live the life you choose
Preparing For Your Plan
If you haven’t received your NDIS funding yet, but have started thinking about your planning meeting with the NDIA, talk to us. We can chat with you about some of the things you might like to think about when working out what supports you need and what goals are important to you. Familiarising yourself with the NDIS language and knowing exactly what to ask in your planning meeting is really important, and we help you prepare for this.
Reviewing Your Plan
Time for your plan to be reviewed? We can help you through this process and assist with preparing for your review meeting. It is important that you are clear about what support you want to continue with, change or add to your plan and your goals.