Am I Eligible for the NDIS



ARE YOU UNDER 65
YEARS OF AGE?

TO ACCESS THE NDIS YOU MUST BE YOUNGER THAN 65 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME YOU APPLY.




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QUESTION 2




YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR NDIS. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR AGED CARE SUPPORTS. TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY VISIT WWW.MYAGEDCARE.GOV.AU


DO YOU HOLD AUSTRALIAN RESIDENCY?

TO ACCESS THE NDIS, YOU MUST LIVE IN AUSTRALIA AND BE:

* AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN, OR
* A PERMANENT RESIDENT, OR
* HOLD A PROTECTED SPECIAL CATEGORY VISA.




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QUESTION 3




YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE NDIS. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR OTHER SUPPORTS THROUGH COMMUNITY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES.


DO YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE THE NDIS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

TO ACCESS THE NDIS YOU MUST LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE THE NDIS IS AVAILABLE. VISIT WWW.NDIS.GOV.AU OR CALL 1800 800 110 TO FIND OUT IF THE NDIS IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA.




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QUESTION 4




YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE NDIS. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ACCESS OTHER SUPPORTS THROUGH COMMUNITY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES.




DO YOU REQUIRE SUPPORT FROM ANOTHER PERSON OR USE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO COMPLETE EVERYDAY TASKS DUE TO A PERMANENT AND SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY?

TO ACCESS THE NDIS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PERMANENT AND SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM COMPLETING EVERYDAY TASKS BY YOURSELF. THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH A SIGNIFICANT AND LIFELONG PSYCHOSOCIAL DISABILITY.




YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE NDIS. TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY VISIT WWW.NDIS.GOV.AU/HOW-APPLY


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QUESTION 5.



DO YOU REQUIRE SUPPORTS NOW TO REDUCE YOUR SUPPORT NEEDS IN THE FUTURE? 

TO ACCESS EARLY INTERVENTION SUPPORTS UNDER THE NDIS YOU MUST:

* HAVE A PERMANENT DISABILITY OR
* BE A CHILD AGED 0-6 YEARS WITH A PERMANENT DISABILITY OR SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY AND
* REQUIRE EARLY INTERVENTION SUPPORT TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DISABILITY OR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY

YOU MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE THAT RECEIVING SUPPORT NOW WILL HELP REDUCE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DISABILITY OR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS AND INDEPENDENCE.



YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE NDIS. TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY VISIT WWW.NDIS.GOV.AU/HOW-APPLY


YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE NDIS. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR OTHER SUPPORTS THROUGH COMMUNITY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES.