26-01-2017 07:14 PM - edited 02-08-2019 05:51 PM
Tells my story from initial application (Feb '17) to acceptance by NDIS (July '18) and the process of putting things in place and progress, improvements, managing and difficulties since then. Now Jan '19.
Original post : I've recently moved and will need to get into the NDIS in my new location. Wondering if anyone in the forums has successfully done this? Any advice would be welcome. Feeling swamped by their website.
EDIT : I was finally accepted to the NDIS and am now 3 weeks into my 2nd plan. With only a small reduction from the first year. And this plan is for 2 years so I don't have to jump through all the hoops with a review this time next year. To all others on this path I say ........
IT'S REALLY WORTH PERSEVERING!!!
Hoping this thread helps all who come here.
Spread the word!
27-01-2017 07:40 AM
Hi @eth, Have you found a good GP in the location you have moved too. If so I would be starting there explaining that you are finding the website a nightmare to navigate.
27-01-2017 07:41 AM
27-01-2017 03:06 PM
I found website intimidating too. @eth My area is not getting it for a while so I let it go.
Good Luck with it though.
28-01-2017 04:12 PM
I really thought some people in the forums would be with the NDIS by now. Looking for advice about their intake process from others who've experienced it.
28-01-2017 05:18 PM
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02-02-2017 09:09 PM
11-02-2017 12:13 PM
Thanks for getting back to me @MattyToo @Sehnsucht @Kurra @Appleblossom. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply but I still can't access the forums from my new laptop and have to use a borrowed tablet when I can. Finally got thru to a service with support workers this week, only to have them confirm I DO need an NDIS plan and funding approval to get help from them. So I bit the bullet and rang NDIS. They are posting out forms to be done by me and my Dr and psychologist and returned to them by 10 March. Problem : ap't with psychologist is not til 9 March! I will try to get an extension of deadline from them. It took 40 minutes on hold to get that done. I also had to give them consent to access my Centrelink records. So much anxiety about the whole process. Especially as I've only relocated interstate recently and am a new patient to the people I need to fill out the forms. Have to wait til 23 March to start with a new psychiatrist.
the whole thing feels like a catch 22 situation coz a support worker would be helping me go thru this process. And it seems like if you have support services in place already you are more likely to get NDIS approval.
Thank goodness for the family support I have. I can see how isolation like I had where I lived before would make it just seem too hard.
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