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NDIS: people with communication difficulties

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need. Am I eligible for the NDIS? Are you aged between 7 and 65? If not, you may be able to access other supports. Find out about NDIS and Aged Care Do you […]

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NDIS transition and future of CSO Program

NDIS transition and future of CSO Program

The in-kind arrangements between the Hearing Services Program (HSP) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are due to cease on 30 June 2020. The hearing health sector has been advised that there is an inter-departmental committee that is planning the transition arrangements and the future of the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Program but as […]

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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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