If you are considering applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is important to understand the age eligibility requirements. The NDIS provides support to Australians of all ages who have a permanent and significant disability. However, the age at which you can access the scheme differs depending on where you live and your individual circumstances. In this article, we will look at the age eligibility requirements for the NDIS and how they affect your ability to access the scheme.
Age Eligibility RequirementsThe age eligibility requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) vary depending on the individual's disability and age.
Generally, people aged between 7 and 65 who have a permanent and significant disability, or are likely to have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities, are eligible for the NDIS. People over the age of 65 may still be eligible for the NDIS if their disability was acquired before the age of 65. Additionally, people aged between 16 and 65 who do not meet the age requirements but are in contact with the criminal justice system may also be eligible for the NDIS. Moreover, those who are receiving support from state government disability services may also be eligible for the NDIS even if they do not meet the age requirements. Finally, special provisions are available for children aged between 0 and 6.