About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support people to live in the community or other settings that are suitable for their age.
If a person is under 65 years of age with a disability, they may be eligible to receive services through the NDIS. An eligible person must:
- be an Australian resident (or equivalent)
- be aged under 65 years
- have a disability that is permanent and significantly affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self‑management
People can use the am I eligible checklist on the NDIS website to see whether they’re eligible. The NDIS website also has information about requesting access to the NDIS.
People with a disability under 65 years of age can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) contact
Residential aged care providers
If younger people in your care may be eligible for the NDIS, you may find these fact sheets useful:
- Providers with Younger People in Residential Aged Care: NDIS
- Providers with Younger People in Residential Aged Care: NDIS Eligibility Meetings
These fact sheets contain information for younger people living in residential aged care about further supports available through the NDIS:
- Younger People in Residential Aged Care: NDIS
- Younger People in Residential Aged Care: NDIS Eligibility Meetings
Home Care Package providers
The Home Care Packages Program helps older Australians with complex care needs to live independently in their own homes.
The NDIS for Younger People Receiving a Home Care package fact sheet provides NDIS information for younger people who currently receive a Home Care Package.
You may need to become a registered NDIS provider if you wish to deliver additional supports through the NDIS for eligible clients in your aged care home. Find out how to become an NDIS provider on the NDIS website.
The Young People in Residential Aged Care – Information for Registered NDIS Providers fact sheet is for registered NDIS providers with younger people in their residential aged care facility.
Fees and payments
Fees and payments for younger people in aged care contact
Read more about recent initiatives and projects for younger people in residential aged care.