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NDIS phasing details for North Eastern Melbourne Area

This update gives an overview of the currently available details for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) phase-in schedule in NEMA.

March 23 marks 100 days until the North Eastern Melbourne Area (NEMA) commences full scheme NDIS roll out. Participants and providers alike are continuing to get ready to enter the scheme. NDS is working with providers, the Government and other stakeholders to ensure key information to support readiness and transition is available in as timely a manner possible.

High-level phase-in details

The Department of Human Services (DHHS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are working together to finalise the phase-in schedule for participants and providers in NEMA. This schedule sets out the order in which participants will come into the scheme, based on their funded program, Local Government Area (LGA) of residence or place on the Disability Support Register (DSR) or Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) waitlist. Here are the details which are currently known.

From 1 July:

People on the DSR and ECIS waitlists can commence entering the Scheme. The NDIA will contact them directly.

New participants who have not been receiving any services in the past 12 months may make contact with the NDIA to commence an access request.

People receiving support through the Young People in Residential Aged Care and Young People in Home Care programs will transition into the scheme.

From 1 August:

People living in Shared Supported Living in the City of Whittlesea will transition house by house into the scheme.

People with Individual Support Packages (ISPs) living in the City of Whittlesea will transition into the scheme. Transition order will be determined by ISP management relationship.

From 1 September:

People living in Shared Supported Living in the City of Banyule will transition house by house into the scheme.

People with ISPs living in the City of Banyule will transition into the scheme. Transition order will be determined by ISP management relationship.

From 1 October:

People living in Shared Supported Living in the City of Darebin will transition house by house into the scheme.

People with ISPs living in the City of Darebin will transition into the scheme. Transition order will be determined by ISP management relationship.

Children and young people in the student client cohort (e.g. ECIS, Student Transport, Attendant Care) will commence transition, continuing through to December 2016. The order of transition will be by provider and LGA, with further details yet to be finalised.

From 1 November:

People living in Shared Supported Living in the City of Yarra and Nillumbik Shire will transition house by house into the Scheme.

People with ISPs living in the City of Yarra and Nillumbik Shire will transition into the scheme. Transition order will be determined by ISP management relationship.

From 1 December:

Young people who are clients of the Futures for Young Adults program will transition into the NDIS. The order of transition will be by provider.

From 1 December through to May 2017:

People who are clients of other state-funded disability services will transition into the scheme. Order of transition will be determined by provider. Specific details are yet to be finalised, however the intention is for providers with greater numbers of clients to transition first, so that smaller providers have more time to get ready.

From May to June 2017:

People who are currently receiving HACC services will transition into the scheme.

People who are receiving Mental Health Community Support Services will transition into the scheme.

Providers should be aware that some of their clients may transition into the NDIS earlier than other clients within that service, depending on the mix of other supports they have been accessing. In a practical sense, this means that some providers will be operating across both systems for some time, while all of their clients are transitioned into the scheme according to the order of phasing outlined above.

What do I need to do now?

As DHHS and the NDIA continue to finalise the next level of detail for the phase-in schedule, providers should continue to work towards readiness and establish systems that will support the smoothest possible transition from block funding to in-arrears payments and the implications this has for quality management, workforce and other areas of service delivery.

Once finalised, DHHS will make direct contact with providers to discuss phasing as it relates to any cohorts who are being transitioned by house, by ISP management relationship or by provider. In the meantime, providers should ensure any client data requested by DHHS is returned with accurate details as to who is currently being supported.

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