National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS provides people with disability more freedom to choose the disability services and support they need. You will have more control in planning how to make use of the services and support you need now and in the future.
Who is eligible?
The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), a government body, who determines which people are eligible to take part in the scheme.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you:
• are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
• are under 65 years old (when you first use the scheme)
• have a permanent or lifelong disability or condition that stops you from doing everyday things yourself.\
State Wide Equipment Program
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) is a sub-division of Ballarat Health Services which oversees a number of different 'assistive technology' programs.
SWEP provides Victorian people who either have a permanent or long-term disability or are frail aged with subsidised aids, equipment and home and vehicle modifications to enhance their independence and facilitate community participation.
How can SWEP help you?
SWEP provides a subsidy towards the cost of equipment and/or modifications to improve independence in your home, assist in community participation and support families and carers in their role. This is provided through a number of programs, details of which are available on the link below. Reissue equipment is also provided where appropriate.
Transport Accident Commission
If you have been injured in a transport accident and require any of our services, you may be eligible for funding through TAC. Prior approval for services is required which is applied for after an initial consultation and assessment at Massons Healthcare.
If you have been injured at work and require any of our services, you may be eligible for funding through Workcover. Prior approval for services is required which is applied for after an initial consultation and assessment at Massons Healthcare.
Massons Healthcare has provider numbers with all the major health funds. You will need to check with your individual fund regarding how much you will receive back for the service you are provided. Generally you require top ancillary cover to claim for orthoses and foot orthotics.
Department of Veterans Affairs
DVA funding maybe available for your Orthosis, Prosthesis or other assistive technologies.
To be eligible for NDIS you must meet the following requirements:
Note: All amputees under the age of 65 are eligible
Our industry leading clinicians are happy to have a 1 on 1 chat with you regarding your personal requirements with NDIS.
We will work with you to ensure the best clinical outcome is achieved.
Get in touch with us today and move forward with Massons Healthcare and NDIS!
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