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What is the NDIS?
The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. It is a big change to the existing human services system and how those with a disability access services and aims to improve the lives of people with a disability in Australia.
It is underpinned by principles of:
choice and control – when, where and by whom supports are provided
early intervention – where getting early supports can reduce the impact of disability on a child or care
Am I eligible for assistance through the NDIS?
To be eligible for NDIS the person with the disability needs to meet the following requirements:
- have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities
- be aged less than 65 when they first access the scheme
- be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa