NDIS eligibility

To be eligible to receive NDIS funding, you must meet certain requirements. These requirements include:

You must be under 65 years of age to access the Scheme.

You must live in Australia and be an Australian citizen, hold a Permanent Visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.

Disability requirements 
To meet the disability requirements you will need to prove that you:

  • Have a permanent disability. 
  • Your disability substantially affects your ability to participate effectively in activities without assistance from others or technology. 
  • You are likely to require lifelong support under the NDIS.

Availability where you live
To access the NDIS, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available. In some of these areas, you also need to be a certain age to access the Scheme.

Early intervention
Early intervention is another eligibility category for the NDIS. You may meet the requirements for this if you can prove that receiving NDIS support now will improve your capacity in the future and prevent deterioration.

You can find out more about your individual eligibility through the NDIS Eligibility Checker.