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How to Apply for NDIS: Check Eligibility

How to Apply for NDIS Funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an exciting program from the Australian Government to empower people living with disabilities to become independent. This page answers the question, how can I apply for NDIS?

Applying for NDIS

Before you can apply for the NDIS, you must make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible for NDIS funding a person must: 

  • Range in age between 7 and 65
  • Have a permanent and significant disability
  • Possess Australian residency
  • Require reasonable and necessary support. If your support needs are especially high, you may apply for Supported Independent Living.

How Do I Apply For NDIS Funding?

To apply for NDIS, you can call 1800 800 110 if you’d like someone to guide you, or if you feel confident enough to do it on your own, you can complete the Access Request Form

View this NDIS video 

The national Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) decides whether a person meets the eligibility criteria and determines how much funding they can get. The NDIS Act 2013 suggests what services the participant can receive.

If a person is under 6 years of age, they may be eligible for Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI), instead of NDIS. Evidence such as letters of support from psychologists or doctors and medical history is required.

Once approved, a person will receive an access decision letter and you work to create your plan with either your Local Area Coordinator, NDIA Planner, or early childhood partner. Your NDIS plan is based on your individual needs and goals.

The participant can then decide whether they would like a support coordinator to help manage their plan or you can manage your plan independently.

A service provider (like the SALT Foundation) can provide the services you need to support you and build your independence as you progress toward the achievement of your goals as outlined in your NDIS plan.

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If you need help applying for the NDIS or help with NDIS application, then call 1800 800 100 and the NDIS will  be able to help you.