What is the NDIS?
The NDIS is a Federal Government funding scheme to assist individuals aged 65-years and under diagnosed with a disability or chronic health conditions. To receive funding, you must be assessed to determine your eligibility.
Are you eligible?
Below is a list of requirements for the Access checklist. Your or your child must:
- Meet Australian residency requirements
- Meet age requirements (less than 65)
- Live in a NDIS designated state
- Usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent.
- Need some supports now to reduce your support needs in the future. To meet the NDIS early intervention rules, you need to:
- have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong); or
- be a child under 6 with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with your self-care, communication, learning or motor skills than another child of the same age.
Early intervention supports provided by the NDIS are those not provided by any other services such as health and education. For example, funding would:
- reduce the impact of your impairment or condition or developmental delay
- stop the impact of your impairment or condition from getting worse
- strengthen your family/carer to keep supporting you