Who is Eligible for NDIS?
There are several NDIS eligibility criteria to be met, but we’ll start with a few paragraphs on what the NDIS actually is.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a federal government initiative that provides funding for essential services and supports to people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
The goal of the NDIS is to give Australians with disability more choice and control over how they manage their support needs. It does this by providing access to quality services and products tailored to individual needs, including assistance at home, therapy services, personal care, equipment and other supports.
How does it work?
The NDIS works by providing an individualised package of support that meets each person’s specific needs. This package can include both long-term or one-off items such as physiotherapy or speech pathology sessions, assistive technology or modifications to a person’s living environment.
Once approved for an NDIS package, participants have access to funded supports that meet their identified needs up until age 65 (or 70 if they are already receiving services). Participants may also receive additional financial assistance from private health insurers or state governments depending on their individual circumstances.
NDIS funding eligibility criteria
To be eligible for NDIS funding, you must be able to answer “yes” to these questions:
- Do you have Australian Residency?
- Are you under the age of 65?
- Is NDIS available in the area you live?
- Do you usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is most likely to be permanent?
- Do you need some supports now to reduce your support needs in the future?
Ready to proceed? Here’s how to get started
If you’re eligible for NDIS funding, you’ll need to contact NDIS to receive the NDIS official form – ‘Access Request Form’ (ARF). You can do so by:
- Phone: 1800 800 110
- Website: ndis.gov.au
- Visit your local office – to find one closest to you, please visit: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/locations#vic_ndis
In the majority of cases, you must provide evidence of your disability in the form of an “Evidence of Disability” form completed by your Doctor or Specialist and submitted along with your ARF. This form helps to inform the NDIS about what level of support you require.
You can access treatment at In One Healthcare through NDIS
In One Healthcare is a participant of the NDIS program. Once you’ve completed the necessary steps, you’ll have access to personalised physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home nursing and other services from the qualified and experienced practitioners at In One Healthcare. For further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.