Accessing the NDIS

The NDIS provides lifelong support to Australians living with disability. The nationally funded scheme is a new way of providing support and services to help people live well and achieve their goals. If you are under the age of 65 and your disability impacts the way you live your life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.

Am I eligible?

Do you usually need support from another person or special equipment to help you in daily life? Would accessing supports now help you reduce your support needs in the future? If you answered yes to one, or both, of these questions, you may be eligible for the NDIS.

To be eligible for the NDIS you must:

  • be under 65 years of age
  • be an Australian citizen, or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa
  • have a lifelong impairment or condition that has a substantial impact on your ability to complete everyday activities.

You can use the NDIS Eligibility Checklist to see if you may be eligible or you can call MS Society SA & NT’s MS Assist Team on 1800 812 311.

How to apply

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for assessing your eligibility to access the NDIS. To help the NDIA determine your eligibility to access the NDIS, you will need to seek support from a health professional to complete the NDIS Access Request Form.

Get help applying for the NDIS

The MS Society SA & NT can help you to complete the Access Request Form and provide ongoing support during the application process.

Get help with NDIS

If you’re not eligible for the NDIS

If you don’t meet the NDIS access requirements, MS Society SA & NT can provide information and referral for other supports and services available to suit your needs.

Access our services & support

Contact our MS Assist Team

We can answer all your NDIS questions and connect you with our NDIS services and support.

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Accessing the NDIS