Am I Eligible for NDIS?
You may not realise it, but you or a family member may be eligible for NDIS funding. Disabilities that NDIS can cover include any condition that restricts a person’s mental, sensory or mobility functions. Including:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (inc. Aspergers)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Delay
- Down Syndrome
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Rett Syndrome
- Some Psychiatric and Mental Health Diagnosis
- Speech Delay
- Spina Bifida
- Vision Loss
The eligibility criteria for disability supports and early intervention for both individuals and families are as follows:
Disability Supports funded through the NDIS are targeted at individuals and families who:
- Have Australian residency (are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Holds a Protected Special Category Visa.
- Are under the age of 65 years.
- Live in an area where the NDIS is available. Click here to see where the NDIS has launched in New South Wales.
- Have an impairment or condition that is likely to be lifelong, which reduces your ability to carry out tasks independently.
To qualify for early intervention the individual must:
- Have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent
- Be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with self-care, communication, learning or motor skills when compared to another child of the same age.