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Preparing for your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Planning meeting

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability. This may include younger onset dementia.

Help to prepare for your NDIS planning meeting

People living with younger onset dementia are able to apply for 'reasonable and necessary' funding and support to:

  • Achieve your goals
  • Maintain your wellbeing
  • Continue to participate in community life.

Visit our NDIS web page for more information on how to apply for the NDIS.

Funding for supports under the NDIS is provided through an individualised ‘NDIS plan’ that features tailored funding to enable a person to access reasonable and necessary supports that meet their needs.

Once you have had your access to the NDIS approved, an NDIS representative, usually a ‘planner’ or a ‘local area coordinator’, will get in contact to organise a ‘planning meeting’ with you to create your plan and determine what supports you may eligible to receive.

To help you prepare for your NDIS planning meeting, we have developed a list of questions that will help you to think about what daily and weekly activities may be impacted by your symptoms of dementia, and what goals you would like to set for yourself to help you live well now and into the future.

We recommend you answer these questions alongside someone who observes your capabilities on a daily basis and/or someone who supports you to perform your daily tasks. Answering the questions together will assist you to capture the true nature of your capabilities, and help identify the services and supports you may be able to receive through your NDIS plan.

If you are unable to complete the form, you could ask this person to complete the form on your behalf. This tool is not a formal assessment tool and has not undergone validation to be used as such. It is designed to be used only as a way for NDIS applicants to collate useful information and support the facilitation of discussion between NDIS applicants, thier support people and the NDIS planner.

Before you start:

Thinking about the activities you do each day and the support you may require can bring up a range of feelings and emotions. If you would like to speak to someone, you can visit the National Dementia Helpline page, or call on 1800 100 500 from 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). You can also send the National Dementia Helpline an email or chat online (via webchat). The National Dementia Helpline is a confidential information, support and counselling service available across Australia.