Eligibility criteria exist for NDIS. You can check your eligibility on the NDIS website at https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis/am-i-eligible
Once you have determined you are eligible, you can then apply for funding. This involves completing an Access Request Form and submitting this to the NDIA. Your GP can help you complete this form, or you can get help from an NDIS Local Area Coordinator. Visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/how-apply-ndis/what-access-request-form for more details on the application process.
Once the Access Request Form is received, a planning
meeting will be organised to discuss your goals and the
activities/asks you wish to receive support for. This will form your NDIS Plan, which needs to be approved by the NDIA prior to being actioned.
The plan is approved for a 12-month period and will be reviewed six weeks prior to the end of that 12-month period. This is done in order to reflect on the last 12 months achievements, activities and to understand future goals and needs. The plan review meeting can be done in person or over the phone.
Each person living with a disability has different needs and NDIS funding is there to help with short and medium, to long-term goals in their NDIS plan. Before your plan meeting, it is advisable to consider:
Our highly experienced Home Care Assistance Care Managers can meet with and help you coordinate your access request form during your application process. We can meet you at home or via phone to discuss your preferences and needs, then coordinate support workers so you can start receiving support within 1 week of our meeting. If you would like to develop a plan, or would like to know more, contact our local team here.