How can I find out if I am eligible for the NDIS?
A guide to the access requirements for the NDIS can be found at www.ndis.gov.au. You can also phone the NDIA directly on 1800 800 110 to ask about eligibility for the NDIS.
Who will decide if I can access the NDIS?
The NDIA determines eligibility for the NDIS. The NDIA is the national agency responsible for running the NDIS. Most people who receive NSW funded disability supports will go through a simplified eligibility process, based on the supports they currently receive now.
I don’t currently receive any disability supports. Could I still be eligible for the NDIS?
If you do not currently receive NSW Government funded specialist disability supports, you will have the opportunity to access the scheme when it starts in your local area, if you are in immediate need of assistance, and do not currently have support. The NDIA will also ensure that there are Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) supports available within the community. These supports are also available to people who may not be eligible for a funded package.
I am currently receiving disability supports in New South Wales. What will happen if I don’t meet the requirements for the NDIS?
No one will be disadvantaged in the move to the NDIS. People who had been receiving NSW funded specialist disability support, but are not eligible for the NDIS, will maintain the same outcomes they received before the NDIS through arrangements including Information Linkage and Capacity building supports.