WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
About the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency)
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. If you do not currently receive NSW Government funded specialist disability supports, you will still have the opportunity to access the NDIS by contacting your Local Area Coordinator (LAC). Your LAC will discuss your eligibility and help to arrange information, provide guidance and access to the NDIS.
You are eligible for the NDIS if you:
- are under 65 when you make your application (or 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islanders).
- are an Australian Citizen or resident or permanent visa holder.
- and meet the disability or early intervention requirements.
The NDIA will aim to determine that you have a permanent disability that significantly impacts your everyday activities such as dressing, showering, cleaning your house, travelling and other activities of daily living.
You must be aged under 65 years (or under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) at the time of applying with the NDIA. As long as you register before turning 65 and satisfy other eligibility requirements, you can choose to either use NDIS services or aged care services.
YGYW is a NSW NDIS Provider. To satisfy the residency requirement, you must meet one of the following:
- Be an Australian citizen
- Be a permanent resident
- Hold a Protected Special Category Visa
The NDIS must be available in your region. Each region has a different launch date. If the NDIS is not yet rolled out in your area, you may still be able to register for an eligibility assessment up to six months before the NDIS is launched in your area.