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The NDIS in NSW
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gives people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive. It is available for all eligible people living in NSW.
Can I access the NDIS?
To become an NDIS participant a person must:
- have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities or a developmental delay. 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. This includes conditions which can vary in intensity, such as mental illness.
- Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa.
Find out more about accessing the NDIS here.
Children under seven years of age
Children aged 0 to 6 who have a disability may be eligible to receive support from the NDIS through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
The NDIS has engaged Early Childhood Partners around Australia to deliver early childhood intervention for children aged 0-6 years.
For more information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, please visit the NDIS website ndis.gov.au/ecei.
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