Update March 2016
EnableNSW assists people with a long-term disability or chronic health condition to live safely in their home. We administer the Prosthetic Limb Service for NSW Health and on behalf of the NSW Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
From 1 July 2016, funding for prosthetic limbs in NSW will change for people under 65 years as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins to roll out across the state. The NDIS provides funding for people with disability, including amputees, to enable them to be independent and participate in home, work and recreation. This includes funding for prosthetic limbs.
Since 1 July 2013, EnableNSW has been working with the NDIS in the Hunter trial site to assist people to transition to the new funding scheme. If you live in the Local Government Areas of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or Maitland and are under 65, the NDIS is already available to you so it’s time to make the move.
If you haven’t yet applied to the NDIS, make sure that you make an Access Request as soon as possible so that you can begin to transition and benefit from the new funding scheme.
You can find out when the NDIS will be available in your area by visiting the NSW Government website http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ and entering your postcode.
EnableNSW will be progressively writing to all people who currently access the Prosthetic Limb Service (PLS) and are eligible to transition to the NDIS to assist with transition to the new scheme.
If you are interested in learning more about what the NDIS can offer you, please visit the NDIS website http://www.ndis.gov.au/.
If you are already 65 years or over you will continue to receive funding support through the PLS, administered by EnableNSW.You will be able to continue to attend your usual clinic and prosthetic service provider.
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