The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to Australians with disability or a functional impairment, their families and carers.
The NDIS gives you choice and control in how and when supports and services are provided. With the NDIS, funding will now go directly to you to choose the supports you need to live your life well.
All Australians who meet the eligibility criteria are legally entitled to NDIS funding for necessary and reasonable support. The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if they, or their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need across their lifetime.
Some people with epilepsy have told us that they do not identify as having a disability, and therefore, believe they are not eligible for supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
However, epilepsy is a chronic health condition and recognised as a disability under the National Disability Insurance Act (2013), both on its own and as part of other disability types.
Experience from people who are already accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme, has shown an important step in the transition to the NDIS, is to focus on pre-planning, as this will assist with the planning meeting and ultimately how the NDIS could support you to meet your needs, achieve your goals and enhance your quality of life.
If you have questions or would like to talk specifically about developing your plan, Epilepsy Queensland staff can talk with you directly. This allows you to draw on our epilepsy specific knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the most out of your plan.
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