Funding

You can access VisAbility’s services via a range of funding options. Some of these are outlined below.

If you need more information or would like to discuss your funding options, please contact our Customer Experience team, we’re happy to help.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people in Australia with disability under 65 years of age. It’s usually called the NDIS.

The NDIS is run by the Australian Government through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS is open to people under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability, which substantially reduces their ability to participate in everyday activities.

The NDIA has an access checklist tool to enable you to check your own eligibility. If you meet the criteria, contact the NDIA or call them on 1800 800 110 to ask for an Access Request Form.

My Vision My Choice

The My Vision, My Choice website covers the NDIS in detail, with information related specifically to vision impairment. It covers NDIS funding types, plans, services and supports, and has a handy eligibility checker.

My Aged Care

If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, then you may like to find out more about the types of funding that are available to you.

There are different types of support available, including funding for

  • Help at home
  • Short term care
  • Aged care homes

Check your eligibility or find out more on the My Aged Care website.

Self Funding

VisAbility services are available via a fee for service arrangement.

Self-funding for services may be suitable for you if:

  • You don’t qualify for government funding such as NDIS or My Aged Care
  • You want to purchase extra services or support, on top of your NDIS or My Aged Care plan
  • You want to purchase an item or piece of equipment, and don’t want to wait for your funding or entitlement to be assessed.

If you’re interested in self-funding and would like to discuss your options, please contact us to discuss our fee schedule.

Other funding options

Medicare Rebate

You may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate for Allied Health Services from VisAbility through a referral from your GP.

For more information visit Medicare.

Financial Entitlements

Individuals with vision impairment may be entitled to a number of financial entailments, depending on your individual circumstances: