Eligibility for the NDIS depends on a few different things, such as:

  • Age: You need to be under 65 years at the time of your application.
  • Residency status: You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen with a Protected Special Category Visa.
  • Disability & Early Intervention: You must have a permanent disability that significantly affects how you can communicate, move, care for yourself, or manage your life, or have a permanent disability (or developmental delay for children under six years) which would likely benefit from receiving supports now, to reduce the amount of support needed in the future.
  • Early Intervention: You might be eligible if early intervention would substantially improve your functioning, or delay or decrease a decline in functioning, for you or your child.

We recommend you confirm your eligibility via the NDIS website or by calling the NDIA on 1800 800 110. For more information, visit Am I eligible.