How Do I Know If I Am Eligible For NDIS Support?

If you have a disability, you may be eligible for support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules 2016 have criteria in place that determine whether permanent impairments have consequences for:

    • Social participation
    • Economic participation
    • Daily life

 

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To be eligible for NDIS support, you have to meet all the requirements on the NDIS Access Checklist. The checklist will take you through the following criteria:

Age Requirements

To access NDIS services, you must be between the ages of 7 and 65. If you need support for a child younger than seven who has a disability or developmental delay, you have to follow the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.

Contact an Early Childhood Partner to receive appropriate support in your area. The partner may also refer you to an existing community service that can help your child with his or her specific delay or impairment.

If you are older than 65, you may be eligible for other support programs from the government, such as My Aged Care.

Australian Residency

To be eligible for NDIS support, you must:

– Live in Australia

AND

– Be an Australian citizen. You are a citizen if you were born in Australia or if the Australian government granted you citizenship.

OR

– Be a permanent Australian resident who was born overseas and may legally stay in Australia

OR

– Hold a Protected Special Category Visa

– If you do not meet the Australian residency requirements, the National Disability Insurance Agency may provide you with information and referral to existing community services in your area.

– If you don’t live in an area where NDIS support is available, you will have to wait until the scheme rolls out in your city.

Permanent And Significant Disability

To be eligible for support, you need to have a permanent impairment that affects your ability to do things for yourself. You have such an impairment if you need assistance from a person or special equipment to:

  • Get out of bed, leave the house, and move around your home;
  • Communicate with others;
  • Interact socially;
  • Learn new information, plan tasks, concentrate, and memorise facts;
  • Manage your hygiene, physical wellbeing, and personal care; and
  • Run errands, pay bills, maintain your household, and carry out other life management tasks.

Do You Need Support Now To Reduce Future Support Requirements?

The NDIS funds early intervention support to reduce support requirements in the future. To determine if you need assistance now, consider the following questions:

  • Would initial intervention support reduce the impact of your impairment?
  • Would early intervention support stop the impact of your impairment from getting worse?
  • Would early intervention support strengthen your existing informal support structures?

Contact The NDIA

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible to receive NDIS support. Contact the National Disability Insurance Agency to receive an NDIS Access Request Form. You should also consider the type of support that you could need and may receive with NDIS funding.

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