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NDIS – The National Disability Scheme

What is the National Disability Scheme (NDIS)?

The National Disability Scheme (NDIS) is a program funded by the Federal Government to assist individuals who are unable to function mentally or physically at full capacity. This presents challenges for both the individual and their families. To assist in the stress that this can cause family and the community, the NDIS provides funding to support people through specific areas.

This funding is separated into different areas or categories. For example, for someone with low vision the NDIS might provide them with money to buy a magnifier. Another example could be, if your child has behavioural challenges, the NDIS could provide someone to assist in their daily care. Items like transport and cooking or budgeting classes can also be covered.

Can I apply for the NDIS?

There are a couple of criteria which you need to meet to be eligible to apply for the NDIS.

  1. Age: You must be below the age of 65
  2. Residency: You must either be an Australian Citizen, hold a permanent visa or be on a protected special category.
  3. Your condition must be long term and it must reduce your capacity to participate fully in social and daily life.

How do I apply for the NDIS?

Once you are eligible for the NDIS, currently you have to contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and request an “Access Request Form”

Currently, these forms are only available in English.

The application process currently takes between 6-12 months.

If I am interested in apply, how can you help me?

AMEA is able to organise a presentation by the NDIA to help explain the process involved in the NDIS. AMEA will be able to provide linguistic aid to ensure understanding.

Click here to be directed to the AMEA website. Leave some contact details and a member of the AMEA Team will be in contact to assist.

AMEA is able represent with the NDIA. This can assist with language and literacy difficulties.

AMEA is also available for face-to-face meeting in Arabic or Assyrian. We are located at 61 Smart Street Fairfield (Back Building) on Tuesday from 1-3.

Examples of Services & Support

A support worker to aid in community and social participation.

Increasing employability through classes

Support worker for educational assistance in school.

Transport funding or alternative transport.

Technology such as aids for daily living activities include talking kitchen scales, talking barcode scanner (product identification aid), talking clothes sensor and other talking devices.

Referral to other services

Advocacy with other services.

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Australian Middle Eastern Association (AMEA) is a non for profit for Community services, Community events, Health promotion & Media for the Arabic speaking people in Sydney from Middle Eastern background.