To get an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Plan, you will need to make an application to the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency). The process can be long but is essential to ensure you get the supports you are eligible for.
On this page we have compiled some information that may be helpful to understand the NDIS application process. The full information about the NDIS and application process is available on the NDIS website.
The first step if to consider your eligibility for an NDIS plan
The NDIS provides a detailed list of eligibility criteria you must meet.
Some of the criteria includes:
- Applicant must be aged 7 – 65 years (it may be available for younger children)
- Live in Australia, be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Protected Category Visa holder
- Do you have a disability caused by a permanent impairment?
- Do you need some supports now to reduce your future need for support?
The next step is to make an application for the NDIS
The NDIS application process is the same for everyone. You can choose to make your application with support from the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or apply yourself.