Category: NDIS

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NDIS participant bookets updated

16 August 2022

The NDIA have advised that the NDIS participant booklets 1, 2 and 3 have been updated. These are available to support you throughout your NDIS journey. The updates include information on changes to the NDIS Act, clearer language and information about the ‘my NDIS’ app.  Download the updated booklets on the NDIS website, or pre-order printed […]

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My NDIS App

18 July 2022

The My NDIS app gives participants a more accessible and user-friendly way to: make and manage claims view their budget view plan information and personal details. NDIS participants, carers and supporters are encouraged to try out the app and provide feedback via the feedback option in the app. The my NDIS mobile app will work […]

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Free Rapid Antigen Test to eligible Victorians with disability

12 April 2022

The NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over from Saturday, 9 April. Two million free RAT tests will initially be distributed over a three month period, followed by a review to determine if the program should […]

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Enrol to vote

1 April 2022

The 2022 federal election is due to be announced in the coming weeks. It is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over to be enrolled to vote. Electoral rolls close one week after the next federal election date is decided. The AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) provides assistance for people living with disability […]

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Participant First Engagement Initiative: help shape the NDIS

30 March 2022

The Participant First Engagement Initiative helps the NDIS to connect with participants, families, carers and non-participants with disabilities to gather feedback and work together on improving the Scheme.  The NDIS want to draw on the lived experience of people with disability to help improve the NDIS for everyone. They are looking for a mix of […]

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NDIS Victoria Metro Rally

21 March 2022

With the NDIS is at a crossroads: people’s plans and supports are being cut. We need to defend our NDIS. Every Australian Counts and Teamwork Works are partnering up to hold joint online community rallies all across Australia, to make sure the NDIS is front and centre when the federal election comes. Join online and be part of […]

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Will you sign the open letter calling on our federal leaders to deliver a strong NDIS?

28 February 2022

The Federal Government is insisting that they are not cutting the NDIS – but so many of us are seeing firsthand that the reality is very different. People with disability are having their plans drastically cut, leaving them without the funding they need to build their team around them – the team that supports them to […]

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Have your say on disability employment services in Australia

27 January 2022

The Australian Government is designing the new disability employment support program and wants to hear from people with disability, their families and carers, and employers to make sure the program can help more people with disability find and maintain employment.Submissions have been extended until 1 February 2022. You can read the consultation paper and share […]

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Updated NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines

29 November 2021

The NDIS have updated the Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines. They’ve made them simpler, clearer and easy to use, giving you more information about how home and living supports are funded. They provide greater clarity about home and living supports, and what the NDIS can and can’t fund. The […]

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