How will the NDIS affect me?
You will have more choice, more control and more options to ensure that the support you receive is able to meet your needs.
What happens if I am over 65?
If you are over 65 at the time the NDIS comes to you, you will not be eligible. You will continue to receive continuity of support consistent with what you already receive, but it will be funded by the Aged Care System.
If you can’t get the Disability Support Pension (DSP), you can’t access NDIS
FACT: The eligibility criteria are different, some people will be able to access NDIS even if they can’t access DSP.
You will lose your DSP if you are part of the NDIS
FACT: The NDIS is not income support. Your DSP will not be affected if you become a NDIS participant, except for Mobility Allowance as NDIS support includes transport.
You can only use providers registered with the NDIA
FACT: Participants who self-manage their plan or who have a plan management provider can choose any providers they wish.
The NDIS costs too much so the Government is going to cut it
FACT: The NDIS continues to have strong support from Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments.
If you are not receiving disability support you are not eligible for the NDIS
FACT: NDIS eligibility criteria is different than many existing support programs and people currently not receiving funded supports may still be able to access the NDIS.
If you are not eligible for NDIS funded supports, you will not get any assistance from the NDIS
FACT: A key pillar of the NDIS is ‘community and mainstream’ which means even if you are not able to receive funding from the NDIS, the Agency may still provide you with advice, referrals and support.
I will not be able to receive NDIS support after I turn 65
FACT: Participants who enter the NDIS before they turn 65 can choose to stay in the NDIS after their 65th birthday.
My support will end when my plan ends
FACT: Each plan is based on the participants support needs and will be reviewed periodically to ensure it continues to help the participant reach their goals. Support will not end as your plan is reviewed.