The NDIS will be rolled out across Australia between 2016 and 2019. By 2019, the whole country should be covered. Right now, we don’t know how this will happen because the government is still making up its mind.
If you do not live in a trial site you will have to wait until the NDIS comes to your area.
Until the NDIS comes to you, your disability supports will depend on where you live. You can always ask questions about whether there is anything that can be done differently for you before the NDIS comes by contacting IDEAS by calling 1800 029 904.
If you did not meet the access requirements, you will not become an NDIS participant (someone who is using the NDIS).
You have the right to challenge a decision if you are told you are not able to get help from the NDIS. You can call an advocate to help you. Peer Connect has a list of organisations that may be able to help you on this page of their website.
There are still ways the NDIS may be able to help you even if you are not eleigible to make a plan. The NDIS website has a page that will tell you what will happen if you are:
- an existing client
- over 65 years old
- living in an accomodation service
The NDIS calls this continuity of support.