Understanding the National Disability Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a new way to create better outcomes for people under the age of 65 with a disability by giving them the care and support they need. It also helps families and carers with information about services to support people with a disability.
Who is Eligible for the NDIS?
In order to be eligible for the NDIS scheme, certain criteria must be met. Applicants must be:
- Aged between 0–65 years old (although already enrolled participants, once they turn 65, can choose either to continue with the NDIS or transfer to the aged care support system available to all Australians over 65).
- Live permanently in Australia; Australian citizen, permanent resident.
- Have a mental illness or disability that is permanent, significant or lifelong and affects day-to-day living. Participants will be assessed based on the impact of their disability on functional capacity to communicate, interact socially, learn, move safely around their home and the built environment and manage personal care and affairs (banking, bill paying etc.)
How can I access services with Be?
Recognising you need a little help and reaching out for it can be daunting. We simplify the requirements and bring the opportunities to you, making the whole process a lot easier.
To access our services, you will need to be registered and assessed by the Australian Government’s centralised contact centre known as My Aged Care. If you are not currently registered, we can help you through this process. Call Be today on 1300 761 011 to speak to one of our friendly staff, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.
3 easy steps
- Recognise you need assistance
- Register with My Aged Care with the help of our friendly staff
- Join the Be family and find the right assistance to suit your needs