Do you qualify for the NDIS?
To qualify for the NDIS, you must have a disability that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.
The NDIS asks whether you need support from a person, or perhaps some equipment, so you can:
- Understand and be understood by other people
- Make or keep friends, and cope with feelings and emotions
- Understand, remember, and learn new things
- Get out of bed, move around your home and outside your home
- Take a bath or shower, dress and eat
- Do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions
- Take part in community activities.
You can also apply for early intervention supports to:
- Reduce the impact of your impairment, condition or developmental delay
- Help to stop your impairment or condition from becoming worse
- Find or strengthen your informal supports, perhaps making sure a carer is available.
You can also apply for NDIS funding to help you get support for equipment, aides, prosthetics, many kinds of therapy, Auslan, housing and other assistance.
Tip: there is much more information available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.
Easy English information is also available here.
Tip: To help you work out whether you could be eligible, talk to your treating team members at Alfred Health.