The factors that decide whether you’re eligible
Your location, age, and whether you meet the requirements for disability or early intervention support all contribute to your eligibility for the NDIS. Some of the basic eligibility requirements are outlined below, but you can also check your NDIS eligibility by using the NDIS Access Checklist.
To receive NDIS funding, you need to have been living in an area where the scheme is currently operating, on the day that it was launched. However, by 2020 the scheme should be available right across Australia. Learn more about the NDIS rollout.
In most areas where the NDIS has launched, you simply need to be under 65 years at the time of your application to meet the requirements, however there are a few exceptions. For more information, visit the NDIS website.
Your residency status
To receive NDIS funding you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.
You may receive individual support from the NDIS if you have a permanent disability that significantly affects how you can communicate, move, care for yourself, or manage your life.