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WA NDIS eligibility

To participate in WA NDIS, people with disability need to meet certain eligibility requirements. These are based on age, residence, disability and early intervention needs.

To learn more about WA NDIS, click here.

Age requirements

To qualify for WA NDIS, you need to be under the age of 65 at the time of your eligibility request.

Residence requirements

  • To be eligible for WA NDIS you need to be an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent visa or a protected Special Category Visa (subclass 444), and;
  • permanently residing in either:
    Lower South West from July 1 2014 or
    Cockburn or Kwinana from 1 July 2015 or
    Armadale, Murray or Serpentine-Jarradale from 1 October 2016.

Disability requirements

You meet the disability requirements for WA NDIS if you have a disability which:

  • is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment or to one or more impairments attributable to a psychiatric condition; and;
  • the impairment or impairments are, or are likely to be, permanent; and
    you are likely to require support for your lifetime.

Early intervention requirements

You meet the early intervention requirements if you:

  • have one or more identified intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairments that are, or are likely to be, permanent; or
  • have one or more identified impairments that are attributable to a psychiatric condition and are, or are likely to be, permanent; or
  • are a child who has developmental delay.

These are the basic requirements for WA NDIS eligibility.  For more details on eligibility, visit the Disability Services Commission website.

NDIS eligibility

To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available.

Until the Scheme has been rolled out in your area, existing Commonwealth, state and territory government funded disability services will continue.

To learn more about the NDIS, click here.

Age requirements

To qualify for NDIS, you need to be under the age of 65 at the time of your eligibility request.

Residence requirements

To be eligible for NDIS you need to be:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • a permanent resident or
  • hold a Protected Special Category Visa

You must also reside in the Local Government areas of:

  • Swan
  • Kalamunda or
  • Mundaring from 1 July 2014; OR
  • Bayswater
  • Bassendean
  • Chittering
  • Toodyay
  • York or
  • Northam from 1 January 2017

Disability requirements

To meet the NDIS disability rules you need to have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.

If you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, you may be¬†eligible for the NDIS.

Do you usually need support from a person or assistive equipment so you can:

  • understand and be understood by other people?
  • make and keep friends and cope with feelings and emotions?
  • understand, remember and learn new things?
  • get out of bed and move around the home and outside the home?
  • take a bath or shower, dress and eat?
  • do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions?

Early intervention requirements

To meet the NDIS early intervention rules, you need to:

  • have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong); or
  • be a child under 6 years of age with a developmental delay and the delay means you usually need more help with your self-care, communication, learning or motor skills than another child of the same age.
  • Early intervention supports provided by the NDIS are those not provided by any other services such as health and education.

If you would like to confirm your eligibility for NDIS, visit the NDIS website.

 

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