NDIS Transport: What Does It Mean?
NDIS Transport Funding
Levels Of Support
Members of the NDIS plan are eligible for three levels of support depending on their disability.
Level 1: Patients who are not studying, working, or attending day programs can receive up to $1,606 per year for enhanced community access.
Level 2: Patients who are currently working or studying part-time (up to 15 hours per week) or participating in day programs can receive up to $2,472 per year.
Level 3: Patients who are currently working, looking for work, or studying more than 15 hours per week, can access up to $3,456 per year.
In exceptional circumstances, NDIS participants may be able to claim more money via the scheme.
Help To You NDIS Transport Services
Help To You is a transport provider. You are eligible to access our services using NDIS funding if you are unable to take public transport. For instance, your significant or permanent disability may prevent you from taking a bus or the train.
Under the NDIS transport scheme, you can receive money for
- Taxis under the taxi subsidy scheme
- Buses for people with disabilities
- Other forms of personal transport recommended for your needs
NDIS transport money is solely for you. You cannot use it for other activities, such as paying your family to drive you around.
Help to You is an NDIS provider offering transport services, offering personalised solutions that make moving around more enjoyable.
Help to You transport gives you:
- Flexible timings. We dedicate transportation services to you and you alone. Just book the time you require in advance to get to where you need to be on time.
- No other passengers. You don’t have to share vehicles with other people. Our services are for you exclusively.
- Child seats are available. Our vehicles are child-friendly.
- Transport to any destination. Go anywhere you like, be it the doctor’s surgery, leisure facilities, family functions, community activities or educational institutions.
Everybody needs transportation services, but not all of us can drive. Help to You provides a mobility service that lets you mimic the accessibility of regular car ownership. Friendly drivers assist with loading and unloading, ensuring that you remain comfortable during your journey. Vehicle modifications and assistive technology make it easier for you to access our vehicles compared to traditional public transport.
Who Is Eligible For NDIS Transport Services?
NDIS Services could improve your quality of life substantially. However, you will need to check that you qualify first to receive financial support.
Here are the eligibility requirements:
You Must Be Aged Between 7 And 65
If you are seeking NDIS services for a child under the age of 7, you can explore your options under the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
You Must Live In Australia Have Residency Status
Australian citizens or people with Permanent or Special Category Visas are eligible to apply. You cannot apply if you are not a member of one of these groups. However, you may be able to access other transport supports.
You Require Support From Another Person Because Of A Permanent Or Significant Disability
If you do not require assistance from another person, you may still be able to qualify if you require the use of special equipment.
You Require The Use Of Special Equipment Because Of A Permanent Or Significant Disability
If you do not require the use of special equipment you may still qualify if you require support to reduce your future needs.
You Require Supports For Your Future Needs
Those requiring additional transport supports may still qualify for transport services. However, if you do not require assistance from a person, special equipment or core supports, you will need to seek alternative schemes.
What Is A Permanent And Significant Disability?
To qualify for the NDIS scheme, you need to have a permanent and significant disability.
A significant disability is any disability that has a substantial impact on your ability to perform everyday tasks. Your disability, for instance, may prevent you from accessing public transport options.
A permanent disability is a disability that will likely last for the rest of your life. For instance, you may have damaged your spinal cord.
What Does A Nominee Do Under The NDIS Scheme?
People with permanent and significant disabilities in Australia are assumed to have the capacity to make their own decisions regarding transport and other benefits, such as personal care. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to appoint a nominee who can act on behalf of the disabled person. The NDIA will only appoint a nominee as a last resort measure if the patient cannot be assisted into making decisions themselves.
Choose Help To You Today
The NDIS funds various necessary supports, including transportation. As NDIS service providers, Help To You’s mobility services fall under the scheme.
Choose us today - either personally or for a disabled patient you care for - to access fantastic transport services.