The National Disability Insurance Scheme is Australia’s national scheme to provide funding to all people with a disability, regardless of age of type of disability.
It is different from previous State funded schemes in that people with a disability have access to the funds which allows them to choose their support providers, the type of support they want and when they have that support. This innovation has made a huge difference to many people and given them choices about how they live their lives.
The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a disability – permanent and significant, to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life.
Every NDIS participant is worked with personally to create an individual plan and set realistic goals that can be achieved by the funding received.
NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services to help them reach their goals. Everyone has different goals but they might include things like:
- Getting and keeping a job
- Getting and keeping a house – rental or their own
- Meeting people and making friends
- Participating in their local community – day to day or special events
- Becoming a volunteer or valued person in their community
NDIS participants control all aspects of their support, when they receive it and who provides it.
- All plans are built to support your reasonable and necessary needs
- The NDIS has a process that monitors utilisation of all plans and that includes checking of invoices submitted and reporting from providers
- All NDIS plans are able to be reviewed when a change of circumstances happens or funds are used quicker than expected due to outside influences
- The NDIS guarantees a person with a disability will not be worse off under the NDIS.
Temporary Transformation Payment (TPP)
The Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) is an additional cost providers can charge as they continue to transition to working under the NDIS.
- The TTP is a charge on top of the base rate price limit for attendant care and community and centre-based activities.
- Before providers can apply the TTP to prices they charge, they must inform you and confirm your acceptance of the new price.
- You should also check your service agreement with your provider.
If providers want to charge the TTP, they must:
- publish their service prices on their website;
- list and keep up-to-date their business contact details in the Provider Finder; and
- participate annually in an Agency-approved market benchmarking survey.
Weeroona Association Inc. applies the TTP to its prices. The current NDIS Price Guide (all line items ending in a T have TTP applied) for further information please click on the below link to the Price Guide.
Weeroona will explain all the pricing relevant to your specific plan and sign and explain our written Service Agreement with you so everything is clear and open.