| 10 November 2014

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

You have to be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa and be under 65 years old when you apply to the NDIS.

The NDIS is a needs based system of support rather than a list of categories or types of disability that rule you in or out of the scheme; it is about how your disability affects your life.

If you need the support of another person or aides and equipment on a daily basis and to access the community and live your life you may be eligible for NDIS supports.

If getting supports now will reduce your support needs, or the support needs of the person you care for, in the future, you may be eligible for NDIS supports.

Have a look at the NDIS My Access Checklist to see more about your eligibility.