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What are the assessments you must complete to gain funding?

Written by Freya Griffin, Communications Partner with integratedliving

When applying for support through My Aged Care, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you will be assessed to determine the level of funding you can receive.  

My Aged Care 

To receive government support you need to have an assessment via My Aged Care 

This could be with the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) or an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member. They will speak with you about your needs and make the necessary referrals.  

integratedliving can assist with your referral to My Aged Care to receive an assessment. You, your carer or your GP can make referrals via the My Aged Care website - https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/make-a-referral  

integratedliving can assist with your referral to My Aged Care to receive an assessment. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 

To receive NDIS you will need to make an Access Request for support. This can be done over the phone or by applying through the NDIS website. The process consists of confirming your identity, checking your eligibility, and providing evidence of your disability. 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) 

If you have a Veteran Gold Card or a Veteran White Card, you are eligible for an assessment. To begin the process, call a VHC Assessment Agency on 1300 552 450 to arrange an assessment for services which is usually done over the phone. The assessor will discuss your needs and what services you may benefit from for some extra support.  

A VHC care plan is then developed outlining the services you have been approved for which is sent to you and your nominated service provider. Integratedliving can assist you in reviewing your VHC care plan and implementing your services. You can find more information on the assessment process on the "Help so you can stay at home page" on the DVA website.  

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