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Bedford answers the most commonly asked questions about the NDIS for you.

We're here to help you get the most out of your NDIS Plan. If you have more questions get in contact and we can help answer them.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) empowers people with disability to choose the care and support they need to reach personal goals in both work and life.

A new way of delivering disability services in Australia, the NDIS is available for people with a permanent or significant disability under the age of 65-years-old.

Find out more on the NDIS website.

What is the NDIA?

The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency. It is a government agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.

Can Bedford help you understand the NDIS?

Yes. Bedford is here to help you understand and get the most out of your NDIS plan. A member of our Client Management team can help you access the services you want to with the funding you receive. Get in touch with the team today on 08 8275 0211 or email clientmanagement@bedfordgroup.com.au.

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

To be eligible for the NDIS you must:

  • Live in an area where the scheme has already been rolled out
  • Be under the age of 65-years-old when you apply
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa
  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects how you can communicate or manage your life
  • Need supports now that will improve your functionality and reduce future needs

Visit the NDIS website to find out if you're eligible.

What does the NDIS fund?

The NDIS funds a variety of supports and activities including:

  • Daily personal activities
  • Transport
  • Workplace support
  • Household support
  • Vehicle modification
  • Therapeutic support
  • Home modification
  • Increase Independence

For more information visit the NDIS website.

How can I manage my funding?

There are three different ways you can manage your NDIS plan. You can choose either one of the below options or a combination of two or three.

The three options are:

  • Your plan is managed by the NDIA
  • Your plan is managed by a Plan Manager of your choice
  • You manage your own NDIS plan

Bedford can help you manage your plan. Get in contact to find out how.

Can I choose who provides my service?

Yes. It’s entirely your decision which service providers you choose to go with.

How do I contact the NDIA?

Call or contact the National Disability Insurance Scheme on 1800 800 110 or via their website.

Bedford is here to help you get the most out of your NDIS Plan. If you have more questions call us on (08) 8275 0211 and we can help answer them.