Am I eligible for the NDIS?
Eligibility for support under the NDIS includes the following:
You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if:
– you are under 65 years of age
– you are an Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
– you have a permanent or significant disability that requires help from others to do things, equipment or assistive technology.
Or you need to meet the early intervention requirements:
– your child is aged under 6 and has a developmental delay and
– you or your child have a disability that is likely to be permanent or early supports would reduce how much help you or your child need to do things in the future.
For further information on eligibility, please review the NDIS checklist on: www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist
If you currently receive disability services you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) during our local area’s NDIS transition for the Goondiwindi and surrounding area this will commence from 1st July 2016 to 1st January 2017.
If you are not currently receiving disability services you may still be eligible for the NDIS. You do not need a referral to the NDIS, you just need to contact the NDIS directly to complete an access request form by either visiting the following web site www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
What are the disability requirements?
You may meet the disability requirements if:
• you have an impairment or condition that is likely, or is to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life long) and
• your impairment substantially reduces your ability to participate ffectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions unless you have:
* assistance from other people or
* you have assistive technology or equipment (other than common items such as glasses) or
* you can’t participate effectively even with assistance or aides and equipment and
– your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation
– you are likely to require support under the NDIS for your lifetime.
An impairment that varies in intensity e.g. because the impairment is of a chronic episodic nature may still be permanent, and you may require support under the NDIS for your lifetime, despite the variation