AgapeCare Australia
Registered NDIS Provider

Frequently Asked Questions

Basic requirements for being able to access the NDIS funding. This information is general in nature and we suggest you contact us to ask about your individual situation.

Minimum requirements:

• Participants in the NDIS must be younger than 65 years old at the time of the application.
• Must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a NZ citizen holding a ‘Protected Special Category Visa’
• The individual must have a permanent physical or mental disability that requires significant support.
• If the individual is a child, NDIS funding may be more accessible if it’s found that early support would substantially decrease the negative effects of their condition in the future. Meaning if increasing their future capacity can be achieved by support in younger years.

NDIS funding is primarily provided to help support people with a disability to live their most full life and increase their capacity to achieve set goals.

These goals may be related to:

• Personal care
• Travelling independently or with assistance
• Skills and employment of choice
• Increase their interaction with the community
• Expanding social interactions

When setting up the NDIS plan, the plan manager will work with the individual or the individuals family/carer to decide on how to best manage the funds. There are options and of which, more than one can be chosen.

In simple terms, these are:
• The individual or a family member/carer manages their own funds.
• The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will manage the funds.
• The plan and funds are managed by a professional team like Agape Care.

Absolutely, family involvement in managing NDIS funds is flexible, accommodating varying levels of assistance based on the preferences and capabilities of the individual beneficiary. Whether requiring extensive support or opting for minimal involvement, the degree of family participation is adaptable to suit the unique circumstances of each recipient.

This approach ensures that individuals maintain autonomy over their funding decisions while receiving the necessary assistance tailored to their specific needs and capacities.

If home modifications are deemed necessary, the NDIS can provide funding. Examples of such modifications include:

• Ramps over stairs for easier access
• Lifting platforms or stair climbers
• Handrails
• Bathroom changes (e.g. increasing the size of the shower)
• Accessibility modifications (widening of internal doors for example)

If there is a practical and more cost effective solution available, this will likely be chosen over a larger scale modification.

Please get in touch with AgapeCare if you have any inquiries or require further information.

In cases where individuals cannot utilise public transportation, the NDIS can cover alternative transport expenses directly for the person with a disability. However, funding is not extended to family members or caregivers for travel to the participant’s residence.

Transportation goals are diverse; some may seek independence in using public transit, for which funding can be allocated. Similarly, those aspiring to obtain a driver’s license can receive support funds.

Each person’s transportation needs and aspirations are evaluated on an individual basis.

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managing daily tasks, and engaging with your community.
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