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The NDIS & You

Access

You may be eligible for individual support if:

  • You are under 65 years of age.
  • You are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder.
  • You live in a launch area and meet the specific age requirements for that area during the first stage of the scheme.

Eligibility

You also need to meet these disability requirements:

  • You have a permanent impairment and
  • You can’t join in activities or do things without assistive technology, equipment (other than commonly used items like prescription glasses) or home modifications or
  • You usually require help from others to join in or do things.

Children

You need to meet the early intervention requirements:

  • Your child has a disability that is likely to be permanent or
  • Your child has a developmental delay and
  • There is evidence that shows getting early support will reduce how much help you or your child needs to do things in the future.

NDIS Access Checklist

Support Available

The types of support that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • Daily personal activities.
  • Transport so someone can get involved in community, social and daily life activities.
  • Workplace assistance to help someone successfully find or keep their job in open or supported employment.
  • Therapy including physio, occupational, speech, behaviour support etc.
  • Help with household tasks so the participant can maintain their home.
  • Equipment and aids assessment, set up and training by skilled personnel.
  • Home modification design and construction.
  • Mobility equipment.
  • Vehicle modifications.

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