The NDIS is continuing to roll out in Western Australia!
The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received.
If you are not already on disability supports, you can apply to join the NDIS up to six months before the scheme is available in your region.
To be eligible you must:
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
- Be aged <65 years when you enter the scheme
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or Protected Special Category Visa (NZ Citizens-before 2001)
- Live in Australia where NDIS is available
People already taking part in the WA NDIS (formerly known as My Way) started to transfer to the national Scheme from April 2018. The transfer of people from the WA NDIS is expected to be completed late 2018/early 2019.
If you are transferring from the WA NDIS to the national Scheme, you will be contacted by the Western Australian Government about your next steps.
Roll out in metropolitan areas
From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the Central North Metro and South East Metro regions. Those who live in the Central South Metro, North East Metro, North Metro and South Metro areas can already access the NDIS.
Roll out in regional Western Australia
From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the Great Southern and Midwest Gascoyne regions. From 1 May 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the from the Inner Wheatbelt. Those who live in the South West, Goldfields, Esperance, Kimberley, Pilbara region can already access the NDIS.
For people aged 65 years or older
People who are 65 years or older when their area transitions into the NDIS will not be eligible to access the NDIS. To ensure people who are over 65 are not disadvantaged, they will continue to receive their current supports and services under the continuity of support arrangements between the Commonwealth and WA Governments.
For more information visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/