One thing we have discovered in our community interactions, is that many people don’t realise that they may be eligible for the NDIS.
You are eligible for the NDIS and Specialised Disability Housing if you:
- have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities or a developmental delay. To meet the NDIS disability rules you need to have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself. This includes conditions which can vary in intensity, such as mental illness.
- Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
- Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
Who will decide if I can access the NDIS?
The NDIA determines eligibility for the NDIS. The NDIA is the national agency responsible for running the NDIS. Most people who receive NSW funded disability supports will go through a simplified eligibility process, based on the supports they currently receive now.
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.