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What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is a new way for people with a disability under the age of 65 to receive the specialised care and support for their health and wellbeing.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries, and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
NDIS - What does it mean?
National: The NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.
Disability: The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.
Insurance: The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.
Scheme: The NDIS is not a welfare system. The NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time
Are you elegible to NDIS?
There are a number of elements to determine if you are eligible for support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you can call the NDIS for further information and complete an access request form.
You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if you are:
- Under 65 years of age
- An Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
- Have a permanent and/or significant disability that impacts your everyday living and requires help from others to do things, equipment or assistive technology.
Please click on this link to see if your eligible and for further information.
If you meet the eligibility criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form.
How to apply
01. Call the NDIS
- 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request
02. Complete and submit
- Complete and submit the Access Request Form (https://www.ndis.gov.au/how-apply-ndis/what-access-request-form#access-request-form) and send by email to NAT@ndis.gov.au; or
- Contact your local LAC or NDIA office and ask to make an Access Request.