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Am i Eligible

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Eligibility checklist

Are you aged between 7 and 65?
Yes. Go to the next question.

No. I have a child aged under 7. Find out more about Help for children under 7.

No. I'm over 65. You must be under 65 to access the NDIS. You may be able to access other supports. Find out about NDIS and Aged Care

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au
Do you live in Australia and have Australian residency?
Yes. I live in Australia and I am an Australian citizen or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa. Go to the next question.

No. You may be able to access other supports. The NDIS is only available to:

People who live in Australia Australian citizens Permanent Visa holders Protected Special Category Visa holders.
Do you usually need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability?
Yes. You may be eligible. Find out how to apply.

No. Go to the next question.
Do you use special equipment because of a permanent and significant disability?
Yes. You may be eligible. Find out how to apply.

No. Go to the next question.
Do you need some supports now to reduce your future needs?
Yes. You may be eligible. Find out how to apply.

No. The NDIS may not be the best way to support you. You may be able to access other supports.

common questions

Frequently Asked Question

What Supports and Services can the NDIS Fund?

The NDIS funds a range of supports and services which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements, health and wellbeing. 

 

In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support or service:

 

  • must be related to a participant’s disability
  • must not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to your disability support needs.
  • should represent value for money.
  • should take into account support given by other government services, your family, carers, networks and the community.

How Does the NDIS Support Families and Carers?

Although the NDIS supports people with permanent and significant disability, their NDIS-funded supports and services may have a direct or indirect benefit for families and carers.

Your LAC, ECEI Coordinator or the NDIA can also give you information about supports available to you under other government-funded programs, including counselling and carer support groups in your community.

Is the NDIS Linked to the Disability Support Pension?

No. The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is separate to the NDIS. If you are receiving the DSP, this does not mean that you are automatically eligible for the NDIS, and you will still need to check your eligibility and apply for the NDIS.

Similarly, if you receive NDIS funding, it will not impact any income support you receive, such as the DSP or Carers Allowance.

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