We're here to help you navigate the NDIS and to get the most out of your package.
Are you NDIS ready?
The NDIS is rolling out in the Mornington Peninsula/Bayside area in April 2018 so now is the time to start preparing for the transition. As a registered NDIS mental health provider, we're here to support you on your NDIS journey.
What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is a new national approach to accessing support for disabilities, including psychosocial disability. Mentis Assist is dedicated to helping you navigate the NDIS and to get the most out of your NDIS package.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new Government insurance scheme, delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), an independent Commonwealth Government body. The NDIS will provide funding for Australians with disabilities, including those resulting from mental illness.
When will it roll out in my area?
The NDIS will be available from April 2018 in the Mornington Peninsula and Bayside areas. If you are already receiving services, you will continue to receive funding via your current service providers until your NDIS package is approved.
How do I know if I'm eligible for a package?
To be eligible for funding, you must be either an Australian citizen or permanent Visa holder under 65 years of age with a disability, including a psychosocial disability, that is likely to be permanent.
According to the NDIS, psychosocial disability is “the term used to describe disabilities that may arise from mental health issues.” If you already receive services from Mentis Assist you may be eligible for NDIS funding.
How do I apply for a package?
If you are already receiving services, you will be contacted by the NDIA via letter or telephone. They will then assess your eligibility and ask you about the services you currently receive. Once you are deemed eligible, Mentis Assist can help you think about your immediate support needs and what your current and future goals might be, prior to your planning conversation with the NDIA.
For more information about NDIS visit our Resources page here.
- Fact Sheets
- Information Booklets