To access the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Firstly a person must have:
Who and what does NDIS fund?
Who does NDIS fund?
- A disability that is likely to be permanent and significant
- Significant means the disability impacts on everyday life, on their ability to participate in the community and will mean they will need ongoing supports
If you are a person with disability and feel like you may be an eligible participant of the NDIS then follow the link to the Access Checklist in order to quickly complete an on-line list of questions to dive deeper into access requirements.
What does NDIS fund?
Reasonable and necessary supports are funded by the NDIS in a range of areas, which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and well being. These supports will help participants to:
- pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations
- increase their independence
- increase social and economic participation, and
- develop their capacity to actively take part in the community.
To help you understand what the NDIS means when they talk about reasonable and necessary supports and permanent and significant disability watch the video below.