Am I eligible for the NDIS?
There are a number of factors which determine whether you are eligible for support under the NDIS when it rolls out in your area.
You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if:
- You are under 65 years of age and;
- You are an Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder and;
- 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.
If you currently receive services that are funded by your state government, you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency before your area transitions.
If you are not currently receiving disability services, you may still be eligible for the NDIS.
Under the NDIS, a psychosocial disability can be considered to be a permanent or significant disability. If you have a mental health issue that has a significant impact on your day-to-day life and your ability to participate in the community, this is considered to be a psychosocial disability and you may be eligible for the NDIS.
More Information on NDIS Eligibility
For further information on eligibility and access requirements, please read the NDIS access factsheet.
Need help with the NDIS?
Arafmi remains committed to supporting carers and their family members with their transition to the NDIS. For support in accessing the NDIS, call us on (07) 3254 1881 to speak with one of our experienced staff or email us at NDIS@arafmiqld.org.