00:03 As the NDIS is introduced around Australia,
00:07 you may have a few questions about how to access the NDIS.
00:10 This video will help you answer some of the more common ones.
00:14 NDIS are currently rolling out in many different areas.
00:17 You must live in an area where the NDIS is currently available.
00:21 You may meet the access requirements up to six months prior to the NDIS rolling out in your area.
00:27 In some of these areas, you also need to be a certain age.
00:35 To become an NDIS participant you must:
00:42 Have a permanent and significant disability or developmental delay.
00:51 Be of a certain age when you first apply to enter the NDIS.
00:54 Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
00:59 Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa.
01:12 If you already receive supports from a State or Territory government disability program,
01:16 your current supports and services will continue.
01:18 You will be contacted when it is time to transition.
01:21 As you prepare to access the NDIS, you might like to work with a family member, friend or LAC,
01:26 early childhood partner, your doctor or other health professional.
01:32 Your doctor or health professional may be asked to provide evidence, by completing the special form.
01:37 They may also be asked to provide more information that explains the impact of your disability.
01:42 The form is called NDIS Supporting Evidence Form or parts of the Access Request Form.
01:51 Once you are granted access to the NDIS you will be contacted to begin your planning conversation.
01:58 It is expected to take between six to twelve months
02:01 for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in your area.
02:05 You can talk to your NDIS representative about this.
02:11 For more information, you can have a look on the website or contact the NDIS.