ndis toolkit

Applying for the NDIS

Our top tips and resources to help guide you on how to apply for NDIS funding

Who is eligible to apply?

Who can help me apply?

How to apply?

Who is eligible to apply?

There are 4 main criteria that must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the NDIS:

Age: 0-65 years
Residency: Australian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Special Category Visa holder
Location: Must be living in Australia
Disability: You have a disability caused by a permanent impairment.

To understand more about the NDIS eligibility criteria, and what options are available if you do not meet these CLICK HERE

Who can help me apply?

The journey of applying for the NDIS can be a difficult and a tumultuous time, especially for applicants who experience cognitive issues, are chronically exhausted or have other accessibility issues.

While it can be daunting, it’s important to remember that there are many different organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups for your specific disability that can assist:

How to apply?

Children under 9 – access the NDIS via the Early Childhood Pathway: CLICK HERE for more information

Ages 9 – 65:

  1. Contact the NDIS to confirm you are eligible – call 1800 800 110
  2. Provide evidence of your disability
  3. Complete the NDIS Access Request Form
  4. Complete the supporting evidence form (if required)
  5. Submit all information to NDIS via email or post to GPO Box 700, Canberra, ACT 2601 (email is best if possible)

TIP: Don’t forget to keep copies of all the documentation you provide!

Next Steps

Planning meeting toolkit

We help you navigate the ins and outs of the NDIS, how to use your child’s funding and ensure you have the ongoing support needed to make the most of their NDIS plan

What is an NDIS Planning Meeting?
Top 10 tips to prepare for your planning meeting
What evidence do I need?
Setting Goals for your plan
Writing a Carer’s Statement
What is NDIS plan management?

Using your funds toolkit

Understanding how to use your funds, what supports you can access and how to budget for your supports is incredibly important. As plan managers, we know the price guide like the back of our hand so find out our tips and guidance

How do I read my plan?
Understanding my NDIS Plan
I have my plan, what next?
Finding Supports
Setting up Service Agreements

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