NDIS eligibility is based on several criteria including age, residency and disability. The NDIS is not means tested and does not take into account your income or assets when determining eligibility. There are also specific requirements for children aged 0-6 and people with psychosocial disabilities.
To enter the NDIS, you’ll need to complete an “Access Request”. This is where you fill out some forms and provide background information so the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) that operates the NDIS can determine if you’re eligible. The main eligibility requirements are listed below.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you are aged between 7 and 65.
The NDIS supports children aged 0 to 6 who have a developmental delay or disability under its Early Childhood Early Intervention program.
You must live in Australia and:
If you spend a lot of time overseas, you’ll need to demonstrate strong ties to Australia such as owning a home or having a long term tenancy agreement and having family in Australia.
You might also have to provide information about how often you travel overseas and the duration of your trips.
You must be able to meet each of the following criteria to be eligible for the NDIS: