1. Provide Evidence of your Disability
The type of evidence required is dependent on your disability, and will determine if further documentation is required for your application
2. Complete the NDIS Access Request Form
3. Complete the Supporting Evidence Form
If your disability falls under List B, C or D in the criteria, it is likely you will be required to submit substantiating evidence to support your application.
The NDIS refers to this as your ‘Supporting Documentation’ and may include:
- Supporting Evidence Form – to be completed by additional supports or professional therapists
- Diagnosis and treatment information – from other therapy supports
- Functional assessments related to disability
- Evidence of how permanent impairment impacts ability to function in everyday activities.
- Activities person cannot complete in key domains
- Type and frequency of assistance needed.
- Impact of disability on daily life
- Case notes from service providers
- Carer statement
- Self report
4. Submit your information to the NDIS
Once you have completed the Access Request Form and have signed and dated it:
- Send all your form plus all supporting documents by email NAT@ndis.gov.au
- You can also post the application by snail mail to: GPO Box 700, Canberra, ACT 2601 (email is best if possible)
- Keeping a journal – noting the impact on family, behaviour in school and social settings, incidences or behaviours on their worst days and how it is managed (also the impact this on the child and their family)
- Noting benefits of supports
- Therapists notes/reports
- Helpful Resources