Transitioning to the NDIS

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) comes into place in each state and territory, a number of Commonwealth disability programs will end. People who are eligible for the NDIS will access their services and supports through their NDIS plan, making sure supports meet their individual needs.

Anyone who currently accesses a Commonwealth disability program who is not eligible for the NDIS will continue to receive supports through Continuity of Support arrangements.

A range of Commonwealth disability programs are affected. Find out more about what is happening to Commonwealth disability supports you access at the following program links.

Apply for NDIS

Getting an NDIS plan in place can take time, so it’s important to start the process early. Contact NDIA to test your eligibility.

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Continuity of Support

Anyone who currently accesses one of the Commonwealth disability programs moving into the NDIS and who is found not eligible for the NDIS will continue to receive supports through Continuity of Support arrangements.

People need to meet the NDIS eligibility criteria. People over the age of 65 and non-residents are not eligible for the NDIS.

Continuity of support arrangements will be different for different programs and services. The arrangements for these supports may also change over time.

You can find out more about Continuity of Support arrangements for the Commonwealth disability supports you access at the links above.

Read the Continuity of Support fact sheet.

Test your eligibility

People with disability are encouraged to contact the NDIA to test their eligibility for the NDIS. Getting an NDIS plan in place can take time, so it’s important to start the process now.

Contact the NDIA to start the process and for more information.

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