If you are a Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing person under 65 and may be eligible for an NDIS plan.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to Australians with a permanent and significant disability.
This includes interpreting services for Deaf and hard of hearing people who use sign language to communicate.
You may be able to get an NDIS plan if you are
Under 65 years old
Have Australian residency (Australian citizen or a permanent resident)
To find out if you can get NDIS plan, visit the Am I eligible checklist (NDIS website)
If you have a NDIS plan that includes interpreting hours, you can book an interpreter for your healthcare appointments plus other appointments e.g. work, hobbies, financial advice, etc.
If you are under 65 years and not eligible for NDIS, interpreting can be provided at a cost.
If you are over 65 years and do not have a NDIS plan, NABS is free for medical appointments.
You can contact us if you have questions about the NDIS.
Phone: 1800 246 945
TTY: 1800 246 948
SMS: 0427 671 261
Skype/Facetime (chat in Auslan with a Deaf staff member - please contact above to arrange appointment)
NICSS is an initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland