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There are around 4.5 million Australians currently living with a disability. For individuals with a permanent and significant disability, they may be eligible to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme. When rolled out the NDIS will fund 460,000 Australians to access supports across core, capital and capacity categories. 

Eligibility for NDIS 

To access the National Disability Insurance Scheme you need to meet the eligibility criteria. 

How do we access the NDIS? 

If you already receive support from a State or Territory disability service, you will receive a phone call or an email to be alerted when you can access the NDIS and transition to create and implement your first NDIS plan. Your other option is to contact the NDIA and request information and an Access Request Form. 

If you don’t currently receive support, call the NDIS 1800 800 110 and as for an Access Request form. Access the information through this link https://www.ndis.gov.au/how-apply-ndis/what-access-request-form#access-request-form

If you are aged 65 and over, you are not eligible to access the NDIS, if you already receive disability supports, you will continue to receive those supports. https://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ndis-resources/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-the-ndis-for-people-aged-65-and-over/. For more information on Aged Care and accessing supports visit https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

What’s next

If eligible for the NDIS a Local Area Coordinator will arrange a planning meeting with you to help you set your goals and assign you funding.

Please reach out to support@tappon.co if you have any other questions. 

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