There are different reasons for leaving the NDIS. This might happen if you’re no longer eligible.
You’re no longer eligible for the NDIS if you:
- don’t live in Australia anymore
- are no longer an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- no longer meet the disability requirements or early intervention requirements.
If we have information that tells us you might not be eligible for the NDIS anymore, we will explain this to you. You’ll then have an opportunity to give us evidence to show that you are still eligible.
If, after this, we believe you are no longer eligible, we’ll send you a letter that will let you know:
- your status as a participant has been revoked
- the date when you’ll leave the NDIS.
This is a reviewable decision. Learn more about reviewable decisions.
Learn more about the eligibility requirements.
Do you still live in Australia?
You’ll need to live in Australia to stay an NDIS participant. If you leave Australia permanently, you won’t be eligible anymore, and we may decide to revoke your participant status.
You’ll probably still meet the residence requirements if you leave Australia for a short time.
If you’re temporarily outside Australia for more than 6 weeks in a row, you’ll usually still be an NDIS participant but may not be able to use your NDIS funding. Learn more about when we suspend your plan.
Are you still an Australian citizen or permanent resident?
To remain a participant, you’ll need to either:
- be an Australian citizen
- have a permanent residency visa
- have a protected special category visa – this is only for some New Zealand citizens.
For example, we may decide to revoke your participant status if your permanent residency visa is cancelled.
If you joined the NDIS from a New South Wales prescribed program and your residency or citizenship status changes, you remain eligible for the NDIS.
Do you still meet the early intervention requirements?
If you’re eligible under the early intervention requirements, your support needs are more likely to change. We’ll check each time we reassess your plan whether you still meet the early intervention requirements.
If you’ve benefitted from early intervention supports, you might have built your skills and increased your capacity so that you may no longer need NDIS supports.
If you no longer meet the early intervention requirements, we’ll check if you meet the disability requirements.