How to apply for an NDIS cleaner

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) covers reasonable and necessary services for people with disabilities unable to complete tasks on their own. However, it is important to note that it doesn’t pay for services that would otherwise require hiring a specialist service provider: for example, a plumber or an electrician.
If you want to take advantage of the NDIS covered services but aren’t sure how to apply, continue reading this guide to understand how to hire an NDIS cleaner.
In this article, In Home Advantage – an NDIS registered specialist cleaning provider offering services with a smile within people’s homes around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria – will provide you with the detailed steps you need to take to engage their services.

How to Hire an NDIS Cleaner?

1. Ensure you qualify for funding for a cleaners
First and foremost, ensure you qualify for applying for an NDIS cleaner. Visit the Am I Eligible Page on the NDIS website and find the checklist to see if you have the right to apply. Then, have a look at your NDIS plan and find the category core support ‘Assistance with Daily Living’. Next, check whether you have funds assigned to this category. If there’s a budget assigned to it and you are eligible to use the services, you can move forward with the application process.
2. Find an NDIS registered specialist cleaning provider
If you are a self-managed user, you can choose the cleaner you want. However, the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) advises opting for cleaning providers registered with the NDIS. The reason is that NDIS registered cleaners are obliged to follow the quality and safety requirements set by the NDIS Commission.
3. Make an access request
Once you have ensured that you qualify for an NDIS cleaner and you have found an NDIS registered cleaning provider, it’s time for an access request. You can do so by calling the NDIS to make an Access Request or by completing the form and sending it by email. If you need help with the process, you can contact your local NDIA office.
Whatever you choose, make sure you are ready to provide information to confirm your identity and that you meet NDIS access requirements; like age and residence. And, of course, be prepared to provide letters, reports and speak about your disability and how it affects your daily life.
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