If you have a disability, you may be eligible to receive funding through the NDIS to access supports you require. To confirm you are eligible for NDIS funding you are required to complete an assessment. To check if you are eligible, visit the NDIS website.
When you have established that you are eligible for funding, you can call the NDIA to make an Access Request over the phone on 1800 800 110 or you can complete the Access Request form.
To complete your Access Request, you will be asked a series of questions about yourself and your disability. Your doctor or other health professional may also be required to submit evidence of your disability and the impact on your life.
If your access request is approved, your next step is to meet with a local NDIA coordinator for your planning meeting. This is an important part of creating your NDIS plan.
Your NDIS plan determines your goals and how your funding can be used. Your NDIS plan is personalised to you and will support you in achieving your goals. The plan also determines how your funding can be used.
The NDIS planning meeting can be conducted either in person or over the phone depending on which option best suits you.
It is important that you are prepared for your planning meeting. You will be asked questions about your eligibility, supports you are currently receiving from either service providers, family and friends and the local community. At the planning meeting you will also be asked how you want to manage your plan funding.
The Family Centre may be able to assist you in the NDIS application process.