National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

If you have a disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be able to pay for the care and support you need to live an ordinary life and achieve your goals.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages the NDIS in providing support for people with disability, their families and carers.  


Will I be eligible to participate in the NDIS?

If you are a person with a disability and want to join the NDIS, you need to meet the access requirements. To be eligible, you must:

 See here to access an NDIS eligibility checklist

The NDIA will decide if you are eligible for NDIS.

Get help

The NDIS website has information including booklets on how to apply, how to create your NDIS plan and how to use your NDIS plan. You can also call their helpline on 1800 800 110 or visit your nearest NDIS office.

You can find out how to access the NDIS in WA on the NDIS Western Australia webpage.

Legal Aid WA can assist with disputes with the NDIS.

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Reviewed: 21 September 2022

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