Am I eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS, you will:
- have a permanent and significant disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
- be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme.
- be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
For more information on eligibility check the NDIS website.
How do I access the NDIS in my local area?
You can contact the BSL NDIS team:
- Phone: 1300 BSLNDIS (1300 275 634)
- Email: NDIS.Info@bsl.org.au
Have your say on changes to the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is making changes to the National Disability
Insurance Scheme (NDIS). To find out more check this NDIS Reforms - Information Paper.
The reform considers what these changes will mean for participants across three areas:
- Consultation paper: access and eligibility policy for independent assessments
- Consultation paper: planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility
- Consultation paper: supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential.
At the end of each paper, there are some questions. You can answer some or all of them. You can also make a submission to some or all of the papers. You can provide a written, audio or video submission. Check this website, if you would like to find out how to have your say. Feedback on these NDIA consultation papers is open until Tuesday 23 February 2021.
COVID-19 accessible information and resources
Accessible information and resources are available online for people to stay up to date with the situation as it unfolds.
- Coronavirus – Daily updates – Victorian Chief Health Officer – Video (open captioning)
- Information about Coronavirus in Easy Read and other Language Formats
- Coronavirus and ASD – Social stories
- Coronavirus and the NDIS
- Easy Read and Auslan Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people with disability
NDIS Commission coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Links to updates, training, alerts, and resources for NDIS participants and providers. This information is to inform and support NDIS providers to continue to deliver quality and safe supports and services to NDIS participants.
The NDIA is working with the University of Melbourne about the changes made to the NDIS in response to COVID-19. By completing a short survey, participants, their families and carers have a chance to share their experience of interacting with the NDIA and the Scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will also help us to understand how NDIS participants have found using telehealth to access allied health services.
Update on temporary NDIS COVID-19 rules
As announced by the NDIS Minister Stuart Robert a number of the temporary measures introduced to support providers and participants through COVID-19 came to an end on 1 July 2020. This media release lists these changes.
Hear for you have created an opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing teenagers and young adults to connect online with their ‘Community Catch Up’ sessions, which are free for NDIS participants.