FAQ

NDIS FAQs

Absolutely! If you contact us we can talk you through your options and figure out what will work best for you. 

Of course, you can let us know the kind of person you are looking for and we will find our employees who match your interests and needs. 

Yes, Kirinari has been operating under the NDIS in NSW since July 2016. We have established new roles, streamlined our procedures and put in place new systems to ensure we always achieve the best outcomes for our employees customers. 

If you already receive disability supports, you, your family or carer will be contacted by the NDIA by letter or by phone to confirm your eligibility to access the NDIS. *Nothing will change with your current supports while you go through this process.

If you do not currently receive funding for disability supports you will need to apply for the NDIS once it is available in your area. 

For more information on accessing the NDIS please visit: www.ndis.gov.au 

You are deemed eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme if you are:

  • Under 65 years of age, and

  • Are an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder, and

  • Meet the disability or early intervention requirements

Your eligibility for access to the NDIS will be determined by the National Disability Insurance Agency. The NDIS Access Checklist is accessible on the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au-acess-checker.

The amount of funding you receive will depend on your needs and the types of supports you have in your individual plan. Some supports cost more than others.
Funding needs to be used for these supports. It can’t be used for everyday living costs that people normally incur like rent and food.

The NDIS will fund supports that are deemed reasonable and necessary to help you achieve your goals, objectives and aspirations and to undertake activities to enable your social and economic participation.

At some point during the two-year trial, if you are located in a trial site you will be contacted by your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to arrange your planning meeting.

Before your meeting with the LAC we can assist you with pre-planning to ensure you are ready for your planning meeting. We have developed a pre-planning tool, My Life, My Plans, to assist you in identifying all the aspects of your life that could potentially be funding by the NDIS.

If you would like further information about how Kirinari can help you prepare for the NDIS, then contact our Customer Liaison Team on1300 547 462 or email Kirinari@kirinari.com.au

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency who is responsible for the implementation of the National Disability Scheme (NDIS).

The National Disability Insurance Scheme  (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
The NDIS will give you more choice and control over how, where and when your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime.

The NDIS will be introduced over several years to ensure it is implemented successfully. Visit the NDIS website  to find out when the NDIS will be rolling out in your area

You have three options:

  1. Self-Management: where you manage your plan and funding yourself

  2. Shared Management: Where you manage your plan and funding in partnership with a registered plan management provider. We can discuss with you how this would work.

  3. Service Provider Management: Where a service provider like us or the National Disability Insurance Agency manages your plan and funding.

If the NDIA manages your plan and funding, you choose your support from NDIS-registered providers. If you manage your plan and funding yourself, you can choose supports from both registered and non-registered providers.

The NDIS will ensure that people with disability have the same right as everyone else. It will increase choice and control over their lives. Participants will be given plans that are individualised to support their needs and help them to achieve their goals and ensure they are able to live and enjoy an ordinary life.