What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government-funded program that provides support and services to people with disabilities. The NDIS aims to help individuals with disabilities live independently, participate in society, and achieve their goals. To access the NDIS, individuals must first determine their eligibility through an assessment with a planner or local area coordinator. If deemed eligible, a personalised plan is developed that outlines the support and services needed to achieve their goals. 

The NDIS provides funding for a range of support and services, including assistive technology, home modifications, personal care, and therapy. With their personalised plan in place, individuals can choose their service providers and manage their funding, giving them greater control over the support and services they receive. The NDIS is a valuable resource for individuals with disabilities, empowering them to take control of their lives and break down barriers to create a more inclusive society for all Australians.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: You must be between the age of 7 and 65 at the time of application.
  • Residency: You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
  • Disability: You must have a permanent and significant disability or developmental delay that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities or requires support from others.
  • Functional Capacity: Your disability must significantly affect your ability to communicate, move around, self-care or complete everyday tasks.
  • Early Intervention: If you have a developmental delay, early intervention is required to reduce the impact of your disability on your life.
  • Support Needs: You require support from others to do everyday activities or participate in the community.

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