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Do you have Health related disability and ineligible for NDIS?

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Background about available Programmes

Working in the NDIS space, we are often approached by people who have health conditions and are under 65 but are ineligible for NDIS.

If you have gone through some surgeries or temporary impairment that is impacting your daily life and need some assistance, you are on the right page and this article explains exactly what you wish to read and the available assistance for your situation.

The Program that is available to you is called ComPacks SASH package/program. This is a low-level package of community services aimed at supporting you to remain independent and safe in your home. A ComPacks SASH package is available for up to 6 weeks at a time.

Eligibility for SASH Program

You are eligible for this program if you -

· are aged between 18 and 64 years of age, who have a functional impairment

· have applied, but are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

· have no or limited informal supports

Referral pathway to SASH Program

Now there is an extra step here for you to access this package. Under the guidelines, it is stated that you must be referred to this package by your Local Health District community services. Staff who can refer you include –

· Nurses

· Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist

· Social Workers

· Aged Care Assessment Teams

· Other Staff delegated by your local health district

Upon referral to the SASH package you will get a case manager and will be your key contact throughout the program. The case manager will work with you to understand your needs and arranging services that you require.