How do you get access to the NDIS as a younger person in residential aged care?

If you’re currently living in residential aged care and are not already a NDIS participant, you must meet the NDIS eligibility criteria to access support from the NDIS.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria.

We have a quicker process to bring younger people living permanently in residential aged care into the NDIS. We’ll help you get the information you need to apply to the NDIS. We have a specialised team to assess your eligibility.

To start the access process, we will try and contact you. If we’re unable to contact you, we might contact your residential aged care facility or your contact person.

If you want to find out how to apply to the NDIS, you can contact us . You can do this in person, by phone, email, webchat or by completing our online form.

Who is responsible for the supports you need?

When you’re a NDIS participant and live in a residential aged care facility, your support needs may be met through a mix of:

  • supports provided by your residential aged care facility
  • additional supports funded by us, which meet the NDIS funding criteria.

Your residential aged care facility provides accommodation that includes:

  • staff for your personal care
  • health practitioners which provide nursing, medical and other health services
  • cleaning services
  • furniture, and some basic equipment or assistive technology.

In some situations, we may be able to fund other supports you need because of your disability. In these circumstances, please talk to your my NDIS contact.

They may work with your residential aged care provider, support coordinator or allied health professional to work out the right reasonable and necessary disability supports for you. We explain this in the section What other supports can we fund?

We can also fund supports to help you find other home and living options, so you can move out of residential aged care.

This page current as of
31 July 2023
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