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When a person has been diagnosed with a disability, they may have been placed on the Register of Need through the Department of Communities, Child Safety, and Disability Services (Qld).

If this person is nearing the age of 65, and is on the Register of Need, however, due to funding restraints, has not been receiving supports or services, should they be turning 65 six months prior to the NDIS rolling out in their area, they should contact the NDIS and request an Access Request Form.

The person will need to complete the Access Request form and return it to the NDIS prior to them turning 65 years of age.  If the person meets all of the other eligibility criteria, and has returned the completed Access request Form prior to them turning 65, they may be eligible to participate in the NDIS.

A person with a diagnosed disability must provide the NDIS with evidence of their disability with their Access Request Form, including:

  • Type of disability
  • Permanency of the disability
  • The impact the disability has on your life
  • A Professional’s Report  to be competed by your doctor or specialist or copies of existing assessments and reports
  • Information about any treatment/s you are receiving

Other information the NDIS will require includes:

  • Proof of age – a Birth Certificate; current Passport; Proof of age Card, Adoption papers, etc.
  • Home Address – documentation that shows your current address, such as an electricity bill, lease agreement, etc.
  • Citizenship or Residency information such as your Birth Certificate; Australian Citizen Naturalisation Certificate; Foreign Passport or travel document which includes a valid Australian Permanent Residency Visa or Protected Special Category VISA

If you want to know more about the NDIA or if you need help completing any NDIA forms please talk to an NDIA staff member.

For more information visit the website www.ndis.gov.au or contact the NDIS

phone 1800 800 110 or email nationalaccessteam@ndis.gov.au

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