What is NDIS ?
National Disability Insurance Scheme
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
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.
Who can Apply for NDIS ?
A Person between the age of 7 and 65 years old
Must live in Australia and have Australian residency
Usually need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability
Use special equipment/products because of a permanent and significant disability
Need ongoing supports for future needs
Applying For NDIS?
If you meet the criteria in (eligibility section) and you would like to become a NDIS participant,
call NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask to make an Access Request.
Please remember, if you do not receive any disability supports, make sure the NDIS is available in your area before you call to make an Access Request.
Making an Access Request
You can call 1800 800 110 to make an Access Request or you can ask for a form. If you need help filling in the form or making the call, you can contact your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner or your contact your local NDIA office.
Access Request questions
you will be asked:
to confirm your identity and/or a person's authority to act on your behalf
questions to see if you meet the NDIS access requirements (age, residence and disability)
questions about providing consent to enter the NDIS and about seeking information from third parties.
If you currently get disability supports, and you would like your provider to give us your information, you must first provide consent.
You may be asked to provide some additional information after you make your Access Request. This may include information about your disability and how it impacts on your day-to-day life. You can provide copies of existing information, including letters or reports, or you can ask your treating health professional to fill out and sign a form.