I have NDIS funding...what now?

I have NDIS funding...what now?

If you have filled out an Access Request Form the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will review your application and check if you meet the criteria to receive support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Once the NDIA has made a decision they will send you a letter to let you know the outcome. If you have not been approved for support under the NDIS, the letter will give you information about why your application has been rejected and what you can do if you would like to appeal the decision.

If you have been approved for funding through the NDIS you will be contacted by a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to discuss your first plan. This planning meeting can be held over the phone, in an LAC office or the LAC representative can come to your home.

During the planning meeting the LAC representative will look at your personal circumstances, what disability you have and the supports you need to live well. With your input they will set some goals for you to work towards with the help of the NDIS supports.

After the planning meeting the LAC writes up the plan and once it has been approved by the NDIA you will receive a copy of the plan.

As soon as you have approval for your plan you are ready to start finding providers to deliver the support services you need to work towards your individual goals.

On this website you’ll find a list of providers of different services organised in different categories and by location. You can search for therapists and specialists in your area, different aids and equipment and connect with a range of advisors and support services.