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NDIS: Moving from home into residential aged care

What impact will this have on your NDIS support?

Q.)  My dad has turned 65, and he is currently living at home. Will he still receive support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) when he moves into residential aged care?

Ans.)   No. The NDIA advised, Section 29 1(b) of the NDIS act 2013 states:

29 When a person ceases to be a participant

(1) A person ceases to be a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme launch when:

… (b) the person enters a residential care service on a permanent basis, or starts being provided with home care on a permanent basis, and this first occurs only after the person turns 65 years of age;…

Recommendations: For people approaching 65 years, ensure residential care and home care planning is part of the NDIS plan review discussions with your NDIA planner and support coordinator. Think about what equipment may be needed to make this transition.

Note: your equipment can be taken with you when moving into residential care facilities.

If you need guidance, contact your key-worker or the HD Service at Westmead, (02) 8890 9960.

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