Before you apply to the NDIS, you might be wondering if you’re eligible. On this page we break down what you need to know.
Why has my NDIS application not been successful?
It is likely because the NDIS does not think you meet the eligibility criteria..
The NDIA may identify that your supports are best delivered by other service systems.
For a list of organisations who can help with support, nationally and in different states and territories, visit the page on the NDIS website about support for people who are not eligible.
What if I believe the NDIS has made a mistake about my eligibility?
If you believe a mistake has been made and that you should be eligible for the NDIS, you can ask for an internal review of the access decision.
So, I’m eligible to access the NDIS. What do I do now?
You’ll need to start preparing for your planning meeting with the NDIS. This is called pre-planning. The NDIS is a new way of providing supports. Preparation is really important to understand how it works, how to speak NDIS language and how to ask for what you need so you get the best outcome.
Why has my application not been successful through the NDIS?
Have you applied to the NDIS, only to be told that you’re not eligible?
This could be for one of two reasons.
The first being, that you’re not eligible.
The second being that maybe the NDIS didn’t have enough information about you.
To be eligible for the NDIS, you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, under the age of 65 and have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent that requires support.
So if you’re not happy, please give the NDIS a call.
What if I don't want the NDIS?
So what happens if you don’t want the NDIS?
Well you don’t have to join if you don’t want to, but it might mean that you’ll miss out.
If you’re currently receiving disability supports, Endeavour Foundation and other service providers may not be able to continue to provide these to you.
This means, that if you decide you don’t want to be part of the NDIS, you won’t receive any funding for disability supports.