ABOUT THE NDIS
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding support to people with a disability, their families and carers. Launched in 2013, the scheme is overseen by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and allows individuals with a permanent and significant disability to access government funding. The scheme aims to give people with a disability more choice and control over the support they receive, based on their individual needs, goals and aspirations.
The NDIS can provide support across a range of areas including employment, health, education, accommodation, independence, involvement in recreational, sport and social activities.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life. Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.
Am I eligible for NDIS funding?
The NDIA determines who is eligible to participate in the scheme.
You may be eligible if:
you are between 7 and 65 years of age;
you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a special category visa;
you have a permanent and significant disability for which you need frequent support; and
your condition affects your ability for social and economic participation.
TAG 5 is a Registered NDIS Provider
If you have an NDIS plan, you can choose how you want to handle the financial aspects of your plan. One way you can do this is by electing an NDIS registered Plan Manager to take care of things for you.
Registration ID: 4050014936
Plan Management is one of the options for managing your NDIS Plan. It gives you choice and control over your NDIS budget while providing support with the time-consuming administration such as bookkeeping, audits and managing budgets. We at TAG 5 know navigating the NDIS can be a difficult and daunting process.
We understand the importance of budgeting your NDIS plan to maximise your daily support needed. We are here to take the stress out of managing your NDIS plan to make life easier for you.
TAG 5 managing your plan means:
you have freedom to choose how you use your NDIS funds;
use the providers you want whether they are NDIS registered or unregistered;
get help to keep track of your NDIS funding and budgets within the plan dates;
we can manage your plan and pay your invoices to the other providers on your behalf;
less administration and paperwork;
no out of pocket expenses as Plan Management fees are included in the plan so you don’t have to pay us!
we can assist you to purchase consumables and assistive technology (if this is included in your plan).
TAG 5 knows that understanding your NDIS package and supports can feel overwhelming at times. Support Coordination at TAG 5 can help you to get the most out of your funding package and put your plan into action.
Our Support Coordinator can guide and plan the support you need from providers in the community, which will assist you to achieve all of your goals. Support Coordination fees are included within your NDIS plan so there are no out of pocket expenses for you.