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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Open Mobility is a registered NDIS provider of Assistive Technology. We can work directly with the NDIS participant or with their Occupational Therapist.

Our team members have expert knowledge on assistive technology equipment and we can work with you and your Occupational Therapist to choose the right equipment to include in your plan to best suit your individual needs and prepare a Service Provider Agreement to submit with your plan.

Getting Started with your NDIS Plan

Step 1

Check if you're eligible

Not sure if you’re eligible for NDIS funding?

Click the link below for the NDIS Eligibility checklist, or phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110.

Step 2

Apply for NDIS funding

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to become an NDIS participant, download and complete an Access Request form, or make a verbal access request by phoning 1800 800 110.

Step 3

Prepare for your Planning Meeting

Get ready for your planning meeting by completing ‘Booklet 2 - Planning’. This will help you to start thinking about your future goals and what support you might need to reach them.

Step 4

Using your NDIS Plan

Make sure you include Assistive Technology in your NDIS plan, detailing the products you need and making an allocation for service and repairs.

We can work with you or your Occupational Therapist to help find the best solution to suit your situation.

Understanding the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is Australia’s first national scheme for people with disability. It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to give funding directly to people with a disability.

There are about 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the NDIS will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability supports and services they need.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, including those not eligible for funding, with information and connections to services in their communities. This includes connections to doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

What is a NDIS Plan?

A NDIS Plan outlines the goals and the support a participant will receive from the NDIS, the community and other government supports to help them achieve those goals. Once completed a NDIS plan will provide a description of the services the participant can get, their funding allocation they get for these services, and their level of choice and control to select organisations, workers or equipment to spend their funding on.

Can I include Assistive Technology in my NDIS plan?

Assistive technologies (AT) are physical supports that help you do something more easily or safely, or do something you otherwise cannot do because of your disability.

Assistive Technology may be included in your NDIS plan if:

  • it meets the reasonable and necessary criteria
  • it meets your needs
  • it helps you to pursue your goals.

For example, you might have a goal to move around your house independently. We will look at all the ways you might be able to pursue that goal. Funding a wheelchair could be one way.

Will my plan include funding for other costs associated with Assistive Technology?

When NDIS fund assistive technology, they usually also provide funding for other associated items.

This includes:

  • assistive technology rental
  • assistive technology trials to try the item before buying it
  • delivery costs to your home, or where you use the items
  • set up costs of assistive technology
  • maintenance of the assistive technology
  • repairs due to regular wear and tear or accidental damage not covered by insurance.

Have any questions on the NDIS? Give our friendly and experienced staff today.

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