Have you or a loved one considered applying for support to help you to achieve your goals through the National Disability Insurance Scheme? Also known as the NDIS. We all know the NDIS can be a little overwhelming, so in today’s blog, we will be helping you understand what the exact criteria are for NDIS eligibility.
The NDIS is based on several criteria: age, residence, and disabilities. In addition to this, specific requirements apply for children aged 0-6 as well as those with psychosocial disabilities.
To break this subject down, the eligibility checklist looks similar to the following questions…
Q1: Are you aged between 7 and 65?
These questions are asked under the NDIS requirements; if you are over the age of 65, you are not eligible to apply for NDIS support due to the scheme's principles.
Although it is stated that if you have received NDIS support before turning 65, you can continue receiving them after turning 65 and beyond.
Q2: Are you an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Special Category Visa holder?
Q3: Do you live in Australia?
It is essential to know that these residence requirements apply when a person uses the NDIS and continue to apply when you are a participant. It is worth noting that if you stop meeting residency requirements, access to your NDIS may be cancelled.
Q4: Do you have a disability caused by a permanent impairment? This can include intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical, or psychosocial.
Q5: Do you usually need disability-specific support to complete daily life activities
For NDIS eligibility, the potential participant must be living with a disability that affects the ability to perform everyday activities such as communication, social interaction, learning, mobility and even self-care.
EARLY INTERVENTION REQUIREMENTS
Q6: Do you need some support now to reduce your future need for help?
Q7: Do you need some support now for your family to build their skills to help you?
Early Intervention aims to provide support for a child with a developmental delay or disability within their early years to help them achieve the best outcomes to develop their full potential while reducing the likelihood of needing ongoing support in the future.
Now we have gone through all the questions and provided a little more insight into the meanings behind these questions, if you’ve answered yes to the following questions and believe you may be eligible for NDIS, it is time to apply for the NDIS with an access request form. If you need assistance applying for the NDIS, our friendly Business Development Officers offer this service free of charge.
Suppose you want to know more about accessing support or understand your eligibility better. In that case, you can speak directly to one of our Rural Lifestyle Options Australia specialists by calling 1300 032 175 today!