The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is revolutionising the way disability services are provided in Australia. It has been designed to support people with a permanent and significant disability (scheme participants) to take part in everyday activities. Through the NDIS, you identify the supports you need to live your life. These supports help you achieve goals in areas including independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.
Understanding NDIS eligibility and how to access funding for supports is a new process and MOIRA have complied some information below to help you get started.
Individuals and families that have received disability and community supports in the past will receive a letter from the NDIA with instructions on the next steps. For people requesting to receive disability supports for the first time you will need to contact the NDIS by calling 1800 800 110 and requesting access.
To receive an NDIS plan you will need to meet some specific criteria details below:
(Accurate as of Oct 2019 – Source www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible)
Age – You must be under 65 years of age when requesting NDIS funds
Residency – You must live in Australia and:
Disability – You may meet the disability requirements if:
If you meet the various requirements listed above and believe you may be entitled to NDIS funded supports and an individual NDIS plan,
MOIRA recommend contacting the NDIS directly to begin your application process.
The NDIS may require documents, assessments or evidence when accessing your application and must respond to your request for access with 21 days.
For more information on NDIS access visit – www.ndis.gov.au