28-06-2017 03:23 PM
The last National Disability Insurance Scheme Q&A Info Session was such a success!
Thanks so much to everyone for their questions and comments. Into the future, in each NDIS Q&A we will have the opportunity to discuss a specific aspect of this new national scheme.
July’s topic will be NDIS Access and Eligibility.
From Monday, 10 July – Friday, 14 July we are opening the floor to you to ask whatever you want about Access & Eligibility for the NDIS
For this Q&A Info Session we can consider things like;
What are the access requirements?
What are the eligibility criteria?
What is suitable evidence to submit?.
Additionally, this will be good opportunity for the Partner in the Community Organisation to elaborate on what they do at that end of their work and to hear from you on how your NDIS plan is working for you.
Responses from the moderator & NDIA will take around 24 hours, so be sure to keep checking in!
Two things you can do now
1. Hit the 'Like' button below to get an email reminder when the event starts
2. Want to know more about the basics of the NDIS? Check out our previous Q&A Info Session
10-07-2017 12:43 PM
Just letting you know you can ask any questions you have from now until Friday this week
Hope to see you around.
10-07-2017 01:32 PM
My name is JazzHands, and I'm here as a moderator to assist the NDIS communicate with members of the forums.
If you have a question please ask! I can assist with information, linking and understanding the NDIS. Specific questions can then be forwarded to the NDIS and they will respond in about 24 hours.
These are questions based on access and eligibility around the NDIS - dispelling some myths and helping to understand the process. If you have another question, it may be answered in the previous forum we held, or there may be a forum in fuutre that adresses it. (But dont hesitate to just ask if its critical either!!)
Looking forward to hearing from you,
10-07-2017 07:37 PM
10-07-2017 08:59 PM
What does the NDIA think about following this letter http://www.mhcc.org.au/media/86721/example_support_letter_.pdf
11-07-2017 01:27 PM
11-07-2017 06:26 PM
12-07-2017 07:35 AM
NDIA gave me some info late yesterday to share. In your case PIR are there to support their exisist participants through this process. You can share this information to make sure they have it rock solid too. If you need help finding exisisting evidence you can ask your PIR Coordinator to assist with this. Ta - JazzHands
Access requests – permanent impairment
Likely permanence of impairment can be confirmed when a primary treating clinician (usually a psychiatrist or GP) provides evidence that:
Important facts about likely permanence of impairment:
Helpful information GP or psychiatrist can provide:
NDIS Access Request – Functional Capacity
To enable the NDIA to determine if a person meets the disability or early intervention access requirements, the person may need to provide evidence of their disability. This includes information on what their disability is, how long it will last, and its impact on their life. Evidence of disability and functional impact may be outlined by a GP or health professional in the following ways:
The NDIA needs information on the potential participant’s capacity to carry out activities within the domains (functional capacity). Helpful assessments can be completed by AMHOCN trained support workers including:
12-07-2017 07:43 AM
See my previous post around permanence and evidence.
You can't really blame your practitioner for giving only that response. So far thats all they really have had to comment on in the past. Many GP's and allied health staff don't really have a handle on what to include for applications to the NDIS as we are all learning together.
The NDIS advised:
Mental health professionals need to provide information on the functional impact of the impairment on the individual
* Functional information is best provided through functional assessment
* When documenting the impact of a person’s disability, the six domains of impact the NDIA requires information about are:
mobility, communication, social interaction, learning, self-care, self-management
I would read this as, yes that is great you have your diagnostic information, but you can get your evidence of imparment information from other allied health sources. (or go back and ask for additional information to your practitioner)
It's about collecting as much evidence around each of the six areas to show how you are imapcted by any mental health or physical health conditions you have. Finally we can discuss our whole selves and how mental health and phyiscal health both impact on us at the same time!
12-07-2017 08:20 PM
@JazzHands thank you!!
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