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What Is the Eligibility Criteria for the NDIS?

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Anyone who wants NDIS disability services in Melbourne has to be eligible for the fund first. The eligibility criteria for NDIS depend on the three main access criteria listed in the ‘National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2016’. The criteria determine whether a person who has a disability also has some sort of permanent impairment that interferes with their daily life and economic and social participation. These include:

  • Age requirements
  • Residence requirements
  • Disability requirements

Age requirement

According to the rules of the scheme, participants need to be below the age of 65 when they request access to the fund.

Residence requirement

The participant needs to be a permanent resident in Australia, an Australian citizen, or a visa holder in a special category while residing in Australia. During their transition period, they need to live in an area that has also transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Disability requirements

The team of decision-makers will consider whether your loss or reduction in the ability to do a variety of different activities across all domains of life is due to an impairment. Impairments are a loss or change in your body’s structure, function, or how you learn and think. To be able to meet the requirements, you’ll need to show evidence that your disability is the result of one of the following impairments:

  • Physical—the ability to move your body or parts of your body
  • Sensory—how you hear or see
  • Neurological—the function of your body
  • Cognitive—how you learn things, think, pay attention, or use your judgment
  • Intellectual—how you listen and speak, write and read, remember and process information, and solve problems

The NDIS will also need evidence that your impairment is permanent. You might not be eligible for the fund if it’s found that your impairment is being treated, is temporary, or there are some treatment options left.

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Once you’ve passed the eligibility criteria for NDIS, it’s important to get a provider you can trust. My Disability Provider is a professional NDIS provider in Melbourne with compassionate disability support workers who aim to create a more inclusive society. Our disability support services include respite care, daily living, and community access. Sit back, relax, and let us help you and your loved ones out.

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