The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is all about enhancing equality and inclusiveness for those with disabilities to live normal, fulfilled lives. NDIS eligibility therefore usually covers a wide spectrum of cases and circumstances. It's worth investing the time and effort to see if you are eligible and get started on making an application.

Many people find that they do have a right to claim and having access to these funds will dramatically improve their care and assistance – thus enhancing life!

Life enabling is what Beacon Support is all about, which is why we are also an approved provider for the scheme. We believe that everybody should be entitled to the assistance that they need regardless of their situation. We'll endeavour to support you along your claim journey so you will never feel alone.

NDIS Eligibility

NDIS Eligibility Requirements

To get an idea on whether you may be eligible it is worth considering the following NDIS eligibility requirements:

  • You need to be under 65 years of age (though some exceptions may be made to this based on individual circumstances)
  • You are an Australian citizen, resident or permanent resident holder
  • You meet the disability or early intervention requirements.

These requirements include asking the following questions:

  • Do you usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent?
  • Do you usually need support from a person or assistive equipment so you can:
    • understand and be understood by other people?
    • make and keep friends and cope with feelings and emotions?
    • understand, remember and learn new things?
    • get out of bed and move around the home and outside the home?
    • take a bath or shower, dress and eat?
    • do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions you may be eligible. If not, then you should ask yourself the following, which may qualify you for early intervention funding:

  • Do you need some support now to reduce your support needs in the future?

To meet the NDIS early intervention rules, you need to:

  • have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong); or
  • be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with your self-care, communication, learning or motor skills than another child of the same age.

If you answered yes to the above, then you may be entitled to early intervention to:

  • reduce the impact of your impairment or condition or developmental delay.
  • stop the impact of your impairment or condition from getting worse.
  • strengthen your informal supports, such as helping a carer to keep supporting you.

What's the next step?

If you feel that you meet the NDIS eligibility requirements, and you aren’t already receiving disability support services, then the next step is to apply for consideration by the NDIS. Depending on your circumstances you will either follow the usual claim route or a simplified NDIS eligibility procedure. Simplified eligibility usually happens via the following situations:

  • Some people living in supported accomodation
  • Community access services
  • Specialist disability case management services
  • Respite services.

How can Beacon Support assist with NDIS eligibility?

First and foremost, we are an approved NDIS provider so if you need assistance then speak to us. We like to speak to people individually to talk you through NDIS – you can do that by calling 1300 435 782 or use the Contact Us page on our website for. We will be happy to help you along your journey to determine your NDIS eligibility and connect you to the care you need.

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