The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can seem overwhelming to many people. Feedback from the mito community has shown gaps in NDIS support, including:
- Understanding how the NDIS can help someone impacted by mitochondrial disease (mito)
- Help to navigate NDIS applications and planning processes
- Lack of knowledge about mito from NDIS service providers
To address this, Mito Foundation developed the NDIS Navigation Service.
What Is The NDIS Navigation Service?
This Mito Foundation NDIS Navigation Service aims to help people diagnosed with mito maximise their success in seeking support under the NDIS. Led by Ruth Yuthok (NDIS Navigator), the aim is to improve confidence and knowledge to access the disability support needed to maintain quality of life and equitable participation. This will be delivered through education, resources, and one-on-one guidance.
Please note that the service is not a substitute for National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) funded support.
What Is The NDIS?
To access the NDIS, you need to meet the eligibility criteria, fill in an ‘Access Request Form’, and submit it to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) with some supporting information.
This section explains the process and provides documents to empower you with the knowledge to decide whether to apply; and if so, how. We highly recommend you download our Accessing The NDIS Checklist which will guide you through this process.
Here are a few resources on how to access the NDIS:
- NDIS Booklet 1: Understanding the NDIS
- How do I Access the NDIS (video)
- Do you meet the disability requirements?
Applying to the NDIS
If you think you might be eligible to apply to become a participant of the NDIS, please follow the Accessing The NDIS Checklist as it provides a step by step guide to apply. Applying for the NDIS can be difficult, if you need assistance, please contact the Mito Foundation Helpline or call 1300 977 180.
These resources will help you apply for the NDIS:
- NDIS Access Request Form
- Tips for filling in your Access Request Form (ARF)
- Who can provide “Supporting Documentation” and what should it include? - A GP & Health Professional’s guide to the NDIS
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