Understanding the NDIS


The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing people living with disabilities to improve their outcomes in life.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports Australians with a disability, their families and carers.

Get in contact with one of our Customer Engagement Team who can help you reach your goals and actively participate in your community.

You can find out more by visiting the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

Am I eligible?

To become an NDIS participant you must:

  • Have a permanent impairment that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities; or have a developmental delay.
  • Be aged less than 65 when you first apply to enter the NDIS.
  • Live in Australia in an NDIS area on a specific date.
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or Protected Special Category visa.

You can find out more by visiting the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

Good Sammy Options can assist you with NDIS planning to ensure that you will enjoy the most benefit that your funding allows.

How can Good Sammy Options Support me?

Our support is tailored to those looking for work, or those wanting to live a more independent life.

Pre-planning your NDIS funding:
If you’re unsure about your eligibility to receive NDIS funding, or if you are eligible but are not sure about the next step, we can assist you with NDIS planning and funded services that will help ensure that you will enjoy the most benefit that your funding allows.

This will take place in a meeting with our experienced staff. To find out more, you can phone us on 08 9463 0562, or email: info@options.org.au

Our services go beyond NDIS planning. We create tailored options from social and recreational support, independent living support, employment preparation and work skills.

For more about our services please see our Ready for Work and Ready for Life pages.

NDIS Support Prices

For more about NDIS Support prices, please download our NDIS Price List.

Some common questions we hear about the NDIS

We know understanding the NDIS can be confusing. At Good Sammy Options we can help you through this time, so feel free to contact us with any of your questions.

Phone Us: 9463 0562

Email Us: info@options.org.au

or use our Contact Us form to get in touch

Yes. Good Sammy Options can answer questions you might have about the NDIS. You can phone us on 08 9463 0562, or email: info@options.org.au

If you unsure about your eligibility to receive NDIS funding, or if you are eligible but are not sure about the next step, we can assist you with NDIS planning and funded services that will help ensure that you will enjoy the most benefit that your funding allows.

Yes. Good Sammy Options is a registered NDIS service provider. 

In January 2018, WA NDIS participants were sent a letter from the WA Government informing them that the NDIA will be rolling out the NDIS in WA and that their consent would be sought to transfer to the NDIS.

WA NDIS Local Coordinators (LCs) are progressively contacting WA NDIS participants to confirm they give consent to move into the national NDIS and to transfer their WA NDIS plan to the NDIA. The consent can be made in writing, over the telephone or face to face.

The NDIA is notified when people give consent to transfer to the nationally-delivered NDIS and their details such as name, date of birth, address and phone number are sent to the NDIA. The NDIA will then contact the person via phone to organise a time to discuss the transfer of their WA NDIS plan.

The transfer process involves information from WA NDIS plans being moved from WA’s systems to NDIA’s systems. It is important to make sure information about the participant and the supports and funding in their WA NDIS is accurately reflected in the NDIA system. The plan transfer meeting is an opportunity for a NDIA planner and the participant to discuss the transfer process.

Just give our customer engagement team a call and they can guide you through the steps to become a NDIS participant

You need to be prepared for this meeting - we can show you how.

We will guide you through the process and work with you to develop a carefully prepared preplanning document to take with you to your NDIS meeting.

We can provide support to you at your planning meeting as well.

Other funding Pathways

You could be eligible for funding for your disability through an organisation separate to the NDIS. The funding pathways could include:

Department of Communities

The Department works to advance opportunities, community participation and quality of life of people with disability.

Insurance Commission of WA (ICWA)

If your disability is the result of a motor vehicle accident, a claim could be made through ICWA.  

WorkCover WA

If your disability is the result of a workplace injury, a claim could be made through WorkCover WA.

Get in touch

We understand that everyone wants to live well and be a part of a community. Let’s chat.

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