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Selected category: National Disability Insurance Scheme

Our submission to Joint Standing Committee on NDIS (Sep 2019)

Australians with hearing loss and deafblindness have reported issues of concern with the NDIS Access Pathway and Planning process. We have outlined these concerns in a submission to the Parliamentary Committee that monitors the National Disability Insurance Scheme. More issues are bound to arise when existing clients of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program transition […]

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NDIS access requirements (eligibility) in plain language

Eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme depends on a person’s age, residency status and disability.  To access the NDIS you must satisfy the following 3 conditions: be aged under 65 years AND live in Australia and are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa AND have a […]

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Hearing services in the NDIS

If you are a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme your NDIS Planner may refer you to the Hearing Services Program to receive certain hearing services and devices until mid-2019. The program is administered by the Department of Health.  The Department contracts approximately 280 service providers to deliver fully subsidised hearing services and devices […]

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Future of hearing services in Australia

Clients of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program who meet the eligibility criteria for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transition to the NDIS by 2019-20.

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NDIS: Access requirements for people with hearing impairment

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) updated the NDIS Operational Guidelines in October 2017 in relation to the access requirements for people with hearing impairment. This additional detail helps to clarify who is likely to be accepted into the Scheme.

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