Roughly 4.3 million Australians have a disability. Each year, around 500,000 people access NDIS support. For some, this is the first time they have received the help they need. NDIS access makes it possible for people to thrive. It can mean improved mental health, social interaction, and daily life.
It's important to understand the access criteria and see if you qualify for NDIS funding when you need help. Covered conditions fall into two main lists.
List A includes conditions likely to meet NDIS disability requirements.
List B are permanent conditions that affect functional capacity and need further assessment. Below are some examples of these.
A comprehensive list can be found on the NDIS website.
A - Intellectual disability
A - Cerebral Palsy
A - Specific genetic conditions
A - Spinal cord or brain injury
A - Permanent impairments of vision and hearing
A - Rett Syndrome
B - Specific types of intellectual disabilities
B - Neurological impairments like Parkinson's Disease
B - Physical impairments caused by events such as amputation
B - Abnormalities of the chromosomes
B - Speech and/or hearing impairments
B - A combination of the above
Navigating the NDIS system can be incredibly confusing. That's where we come in. Our Plan Management and Support Coordination services can guide you in using your NDIS funding to help you live a better life.
Start living your best life
To be fully eligible for NDIS support, there are a few other access criteria you need to meet:
- You must have a disability that is a permanent impairment (it won't go away)
- The impairments must be significant (it affects daily life)
- You must be under 65 years old
- You must live in Australia
- Be either an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or have a Protected Special Category visa
Choosing your supports
Effectively using your NDIS funding means choosing the supports that are truly right for you. Consider:
- What goals you are trying to meet
- Whether they are an NDIS registered provider
- Whether they get the person behind the NDIS plan
- The level of prompt customer service you receive
- Reviews from other NDIS participants