Not everyone who has a disability will be eligible for an NDIS support package. Only 10 per cent of people with a disability are expected to meet the eligibility requirements. In Victoria, that is likely to be about 116,000 people.
To be eligible for an NDIS support package, participants need to:
- meet residency requirements.
- be aged under 65
- have a permanent and significant disability that could benefit from supports.
People with disabilities who do not meet the eligibility criteria are expected to access support through other general community, mental health and health services.
The Local Area Coordinator can assist with information and referral.
The NDIS has led to major changes in providers and services and introduced two new service types: the NDIA and its community partners.
These include the Local Area Coordinator (LACs) who provide information and referral and support people to access and participate in the scheme; and, Early Childhood Partners (ECP) who provide early intervention and support for children aged six and under.
You can find registered providers on the NDIS website.