National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
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:
- live in Australia
- be under 65 years of age (visit the NDIS website at this link for the approach taken for children under 9)
- be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a special visa
- meet the disability requirements, or
- meet the early intervention requirements.
The NDIA will decide if you are eligible for NDIS.
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.
Reviewed: 21 September 2022