Step 3 – Am I eligible?

To become an NDIS participant you need to meet the ‘access requirements’. If you are living with a mental health condition one of those requirements is to have a high level of psychosocial disability.

If you have a psychosocial disability you may still not be eligible for NDIS funded supports, especially if:

  • there is little effect on your day-to-day functioning or 
  • the evidence you submit with your application does not show a major impact.

The National Disability Insurance Agency has an NDIS Access Checklist that is useful for thinking about whether you meet the access requirements. However, the only way to be sure about your eligibility for NDIS support is to complete an Access Request Form and provide supporting evidence.


To help support your application to the NDIS download the Reimagine Your Life Workbook

As you explore the 6 steps to accessing the NDIS, you will be guided to activities in the Reimagine Your Life Workbook, where you can complete questions and activities to support your application.

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