Am I Eligible?

Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, with the goal of fostering independence and community participation.

Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligibility is a straightforward process. If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa and are under 65 years of age, you may be eligible. The NDIS focuses on permanent disabilities or conditions likely to be permanent, significantly impacting daily activities. Ensure you have relevant evidence, such as medical reports, to support your application.

The NDIS is committed to providing reasonable and necessary supports, empowering individuals to achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life. For personalized guidance, contact the NDIS directly or visit their official website.

NDIS Eligibility Checklists

Determining eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) involves assessing various factors related to the impact of disability on an individual’s life. While the final determination is made by the NDIS, here’s a checklist that can help you understand if you may be eligible:


I am an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.


I am under 65 years of age at the time of application.

Disability Criteria:

I have a permanent disability or a condition likely to be permanent that significantly affects my ability to participate effectively in daily activities.

Functional Impairments:

My disability results in substantial and ongoing functional impairments across multiple areas of life, such as mobility, communication, self-care, and social interaction.

Early Intervention (for children under 7 years):

If applying for a child under 7, the NDIS may consider early intervention requirements, focusing on support that can significantly improve the child's development.

Evidence and Documentation:

I have relevant evidence and documentation, including medical reports, assessments, and other supporting documents, to demonstrate the impact of my disability on daily life.

NDIS Access Request Form:

I am prepared to submit the NDIS Access Request Form, providing accurate and comprehensive information about my disability, functional limitations, and support needs.

Understanding NDIS Goals:

I understand that the NDIS aims to support individuals in achieving their goals, enhancing their independence, and participating actively in the community.

Reasonable and Necessary Supports:

I can identify specific supports and services that are reasonable and necessary to help me achieve my goals and improve my daily life.

Consent to Share Information:

I am willing to provide consent for the NDIS to gather relevant information from healthcare professionals, educators, or other relevant sources to assess my eligibility.

Remember, this checklist is a general guide, and eligibility decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions or need assistance, it’s recommended to contact the official NDIS website or consult with an NDIS representative for personalised guidance.