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NDIS – What Happens When You Turn 65?

NDIS – What Happens When You Turn 65?

NDIS is a government-funded program that provides Australians with disabilities with access to the necessary support and services they need. The NDIS can provide financial support for a range of services, including therapy, equipment and modifications to the home. When you turn 65, you may be eligible for NDIS support. The NDIS is a new way of providing support for people with permanent and significant disabilities. Designed to give people more choice and control over the support they receive. 

Under the NDIS, people with disabilities can access a range of support they need to help them live their life as independently as possible. These supports are tailored to meet the individual’s needs and goals. Can include assistance with everyday activities such as personal care, transport, respite care, skills development and community access. The NDIS can also provide funding to set up a self-managed plan or to access a plan managed by NDIS.

For those who qualify, the NDIS provides a tailored plan that identifies the support and services you require. They will review your plan every two years based on your individual needs and circumstances. The NDIS will also provide funding to access the services you need from a registered NDIS service provider. This could include support from a therapist or occupational therapist, or specialist equipment for your home.

When you turn 65 and become eligible for the NDIS, you will need to go through an assessment process to determine the support you need.

This will include an assessment of your functional capacity and an assessment of your goals. Once you have gone through this process, you will receive funding from a budget that reflects the support needs which identified during the assessment. This budget will be used to purchase the support you need to help you achieve your goals. 

It is important to note that the NDIS does not provide financial assistance for aged care services. If you need aged care services, you will need to contact the Department of Human Services to see what assistance is available. 

The NDIS is a great way of providing support to people with disabilities as they age. It gives them more choice and control over the support they receive, while also helping them to achieve their goals.

If you are over 65 and think you may be eligible for the NDIS, you should contact your local NDIS office to discuss your options.

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