NDIS Eligibility

National Disability Scheme Eligibility

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To begin receiving NDIS services, it’s essential to undergo an eligibility assessment conducted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This assessment process can commence as early as the first six months leading up to the rollout date in your specific area, ensuring that your approval is granted in a timely manner, enabling you to access the services promptly as the NDIS is introduced.

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Who is eligible?

As previously mentioned, the purpose of the NDIS is to provide support to individuals with a significantly permanent disability. Various factors are considered in determining the type of support offered to these individuals, including the circumstances of families and carers of the person with a disability. To be eligible for NDIS support, individuals with a disability should:

  • Reside in an NDIS trial site or a transition area.
  • Have a permanent and significant disability that substantially impairs their ability to participate effectively in daily, social, and economic activities.
  • Require NDIS support for the entirety of their life.

The NDIS scheme is accessible to any Australian citizen (or resident or permanent visa holder) under the age of 65 with a permanent disability that significantly limits their ability to perform daily activities without assistance. Children under the age of 6 can undergo assessment against NDIS criteria to determine their eligibility for early intervention. It is assumed that with the right services and support, children can develop skills to enable independent living in the future. However, if children require lifelong support, they can transition into the NDIS disability stream. Children under the age of 6 may qualify for Early Childhood Intervention if they have a developmental delay that:

  • Significantly impairs their functional capacity in one or more of the following areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, cognitive development, or motor development.
  • Requires special interdisciplinary or generic care, as well as individualized and coordinated treatment and other services for an extended period.

The mentioned supports are funded through the NDIS.

It’s important to note that existing arrangements for a child will continue if they are already an NDIS participant. Individuals receiving care support through other government funding bodies will be contacted by the NDIS once the scheme is rolled out in their area. As previously mentioned, children with a significant and lifelong disability can transition to the NDIS disability stream to receive ongoing support throughout their lifetime.

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Am I Eligible?

If you have yet to transition to the NDIS, you can contact us at (03) 9077 5915 to inquire whether you are eligible for this transition. Optimum Care Group promises to walk you through the transition process to make it as smooth as possible. You must note that you can receive support services through our organisation not only before, but as well as after you transition to the NDIS.

What NDIS support services can I access?

The NDIS will fund ‘reasonable and necessary’ support, services, and equipment that should enable a person to:

  • Foster independence.
  • Engage in community activities.
  • Access educational opportunities.
  • Secure employment and earn a wage.
  • Accomplish their goals.
  • Develop skills for daily living.
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