Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We are here to assist you in making a decision about whether you may want to apply for support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The information following explains what the NDIS is; the role of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA); why you might want to apply for the NDIS; eligibility criteria for the NDIS, and what happens at various stages if you decide to apply for NDIS funding.

It also explains what happens if you decide not to apply for NDIS funding; what happens if your NDIS application is successful and what happens if your application is unsuccessful. We’ve included resources about who to contact if you need additional assistance at various stages.

  1. What is the NDIS? Is it for me?

Included in this section:

  • What is the NDIS and who is involved?
  • Who is the NDIS for? Who is eligible?
  • Why might I apply for the NDIS?

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  1. I think the NDIS may be for me. Useful things to know before I apply

Included in this section:

  • What can I apply for through the NDIS?
  • Will my current support be affected?
  • Compensation and insurance

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  1. I'm ready to apply for the NDIS. What do I need to do?

Included in this section:

  • Yes, the NDIS could be for me. How it works
  • What evidence do I need for my application?
  • How do I know I've been accepted into the NDIS?

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  1. I have applied to the NDIS. What happens now?

Included in this section:

  • How do I know I’ve been accepted into the NDIS?
  • My NDIS application was successful, what happens now?
  • What is an NDIS Plan?

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  1. I have a plan, now what?

Included in this section:

  • Which plan management option?
  • I want to self-manage my supports
  • Plan implementation

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  1. I’ve completed my first year in the NDIS.

Included in this section:

  • Review of my NDIS Plan

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  1. Resources to help with the NDIS

Included in this section:

  • NDIS resources
  • Other useful resources
  • Advocacy services

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