19 Aug How the NDIS can help you access Easy Living Platform Lifts
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established to support people living with disabilities and those who live with or care for them. Roll-out began in mid-2016 and has been steadily implemented across the country. Managing a disability presents additional living costs, and modifying your home to make getting around easier can become quite expensive.
Among the home modifications people with disabilities may need are platform lifts to enable universal access around the home. Easy Living Platform Lifts designs and installs a variety of platform lifts to make Australian homes safer and more accessible. But what happens if you can’t afford one? Here’s how you could benefit from NDIS support.
Does The NDIS Cover Home Modifications?
The simple answer is yes – as long as you meet all the criteria.
If your primary residence is inadequate for your needs, you may consider home modifications. These would alter the structure, layout and fittings of the building. However, if you don’t live on your own property, it would be necessary to get permission from the building’s owner.
The NDIS has requirements in place to determine whether or not the NDIS should cover home modifications. In a nutshell, your proposed modifications can’t be in contravention of any construction laws and regulations in your state.
You must also prove “value for money” to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means the benefits of the modification must match the cost and, all possible lower-cost alternatives must be considered before a decision is made. A claim will only be approved once the NDIA is convinced that all requirements have been met.
Do I Qualify?
The NDIS assists people up to 65 years of age. Members enrolled prior to turning 65 have the option to continue with the scheme once they turn 65. Registration to any government department is not a prerequisite for membership. If you tick these boxes, then you qualify.
What Is The Application Process?
Once you have been approved for the NDIS, you can begin researching your accessibility options. Call or visit an Easy Living Platform Lifts showroom near you to view our state-of-the-art platform lifts.