NDIS eligibility

I need help to check my eligibility


In order to access the NDIS you must first meet the eligibility criteria.

Supports and funding through the Scheme are available to anyone with intellectual, physical or mental health (psychosocial) conditions and will be provided to all Australians who meet the access requirements. breakthru can help you check your eligibility by discussing with you the following criteria:

Availability in your area

To access the NDIS, it must be available in your area. The NDIS is still being rolled out across various locations over the next few years and it may not be available in your area yet. This is the first check.

Your age

The NDIS is only available to people with disability under the age of 65. In some state and territories the NDIS is being rolled out in stages according to age.

Your residency status

You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a protected Special Category Visa to access NDIS supports.

Your disability

You must be living with a disability that affects your ability to perform everyday activities. The condition must be recognised under the NDIS as needing ‘reasonable and necessary supports’. You may also qualify under the NDIS early intervention requirements if you are a child under the age of six with a developmental delay that can be reduced by early intervention supports.