Who is eligible?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will help people who have a significant and permanent disability and who need assistance with every day activities. This includes people whose disability is attributed to intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition.
The NDIS is being rolled out progressively because it is a big change to the current system.
The locations and eligibility requirements for the first stage commencing from July 2013 are:
|Barwon area of Victoria||People aged 0-64|
|Hunter area of NSW||People aged 0-64|
|South Australia||Children aged 0-14|
|Tasmania||Young people aged 15-24|
You can find out if you are eligible for NDIS funding through a tool called My Access Checker.
For information on eligibility, please visit the NDIS website or contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110.