If you are aged under 65 years and have a permanent and significant disability, you may be eligible for NDIS services.
The NDIS provides support for people with disability to achieve their goals, participate in their community, and be part of the workforce.
To become an NDIS participant you must satisfy each of the following conditions through an assessment that will be conducted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIA will ask you questions to see if you meet ALL of the following conditions:
NDIA may ask you to provide information about your disability, development delay, or early intervention requirements. This may include providing copies of existing letters, assessments or reports from health or educational professionals that detail your impairment and its impact on your daily life.
You must be aged under 65 years at the time you register for an assessment with NDIA. As long as your register before your 65th birthday, and satisfy the other eligibility requirements, you will be able to choose if you use NDIS services or aged care services.
To access the NDIS, you must live in Australia and be ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
To access the NDIS, you need to live in an area where the NDIS has been launched. However, you are able to register for an eligibility assessment up to six months before the NDIS is due to roll out in your area.
For Queensland, the launch dates and registration dates are:
|Region||Launch date||Registration open|
|Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Central Highlands||Now available|
|Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Gold Coast, Fraser Coast, North & South Burnett, Cairns, Tablelands, Cape York, Torres Strait||1 July 2018||NOW|
|Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie||1 January 2019||1 July 2018|
To ensure you receive the right support it’s important to find out if you’re eligible for the NDIS by completing your registration and assessment. The Queensland Government has released information for people currently receiving Queensland Community Care Services (QCCS).
If you are not eligible for NDIS, aged under 65 years, and have a disability or other condition that restricts your ability to carry out everyday activities, you may be eligible for disability & health services through Queensland Community Care Services (QCCS).
If you are over the age of 65 (or over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), you may be eligible for aged home care services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
If you live in any of the areas where registration is open, or the NDIS has officially launched, call us now on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) for assistance to contact NDIA to start your NDIS registration and find out if you’re eligible.
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