APPLY FOR DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
People who meet the NDIS access requirements are called participants. Participants receive funded supports and an individual plan.
If you are a person with disability and want to join the NDIS, you need to meet the access requirements. These include: availability of the Scheme where you live; your age; your residency status; your disability and in some cases your early intervention requirements.
If you think you meet these criteria, you can apply to join the NDIS.
HOW LONG UNTIL YOUR ACCESS REQUEST IS ASSESSED?
Upon receiving a valid access request, the NDIA must respond within 21 days. You can find more information about this in the NDIA Operational Guidelines. This timeframe applies to a person who resides in an NDIS area, and who has made a valid request with all relevant information and evidence about their disability or impairment.
In some cases, the NDIA may need more documents, assessments or evidence, which means it might take longer for your request to be assessed.