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?
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:
View this NDIS video https://www.ndis.gov.au/stories/4770-applying-ndis
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.
For more information, view: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/how-apply
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.