If you are under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability, you might qualify for NDIS support. NDIS assists disabled people in achieving their objectives by providing opportunities for social or economic participation within their community. To be eligible for the NDIS, individual’s must meet the NDIS eligibility requirements and conditions established by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
This blog post will outline the requirements that one must satisfy to be deemed eligible for the NDIS:
- Age requirements
- Residency requirements
- Disability requirements
National Disability Insurance Agency eligibility criteria
To determine if you are eligible for the NDIS, the NDIA will ask seven questions that address the age, residency, and disability requirements to obtain these reasonable and necessary supports.
- Are you aged between 7 and 65?
For individuals between 7 and 65 years old, a local area coordinator can assist you in understanding the NDIS, and applying and connecting with various supports.
For children under 7, an early childhood partner can provide early intervention support and discuss early intervention requirements with you and your child before they apply, to help you understand if NDIS is right for them.
To access NDIS supports you must live in Australia and be ONE of the following:
- An Australian citizen.
- A Permanent Visa holder.
- A Protected Special Category Visa holder.
ALL of the following disability requirements must be met to become an NDIS participant:
- Do you have a disability caused by a permanent impairment?The NDIS is only available to those who have a disability caused by a permanent impairment. The impairment must result in substantially reduced functional capacity and can be an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical, or psychosocial disability.
- Do you usually need disability-specific supports to complete daily life activities?These daily life activities can be tasks related to communicating, socialising, learning, mobility, self-care, and self-management. Disability-specific supports can include assistive technology, equipment, or home modifications prescribed by allied health professionals.
Applying for NDIS funding
If you meet all the NDIS eligibility requirements, you can apply for the NDIS with an access request form.
Need assistance with NDIS access?
If you require assistance with accessing supports or understanding your NDIS plan, AHP Disability and Home Care‘s highly qualified staff are well-equipped to assist with any and all of your needs.
Contact our team on 1800 247 342, should you require assistance.