About NDIS 

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched in July 2013 and is over seen by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIS provides all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. The NDIS began with some trial sites around Australia from July 2013, is being introduced in stages around Australia to ensure it is successful and sustainable. People who are eligible for NDIS support are called participants. Each participant has their own NDIS plan that identifies the outcomes they wish to achieve, the supports that will be funded by the NDIS and other supports the person requires. This scheme has given people with disability the power to choose where and how to access their supports. Funding is directly allocated to the individual to purchase the services they need, rather than funding being directly applied to the service providers.  People with disability can now choose the providers they engage and can change providers at any time. For more information about the scheme visit: https://www.ndis.gov.au/

What will the NDIS fund?

The NDIS will fund ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports needed to meet your needs and achieve your goals. Depending on your goals, the funding in your plan may include the following:
  • Core funding – funding that covers functional support needs for daily living and to access community supports and activities. 
  • Capital funding – funding that covers the purchase of one-off items such as equipment, technology or modifications. It also includes funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation.
  • Capacity funding – funding that supports skill building, training, learning, capacity building, accessing employment, improving health and wellbeing and support coordination.
The NDIS is designed to help people achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.

How to access NDIS funding

  • 1. If you are currently receiving services through a Queensland Disability Services funded organisation, the NDIA will contact you when it is time for your assessment.
  • 2. If you are not registered with Disability Services, you can apply for an assessment with NDIA after meeting the eligibility criteria.

Who is eligible for NDIS?

To receive funding from the NDIS you must be eligible and meet the requirements to become a participant.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
  • Be aged less than 65 and 55 for Indigenous, when you first enter the NDIS
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a protected special category visa
  • And live in Australia where the NDIS is available.


Meet early intervention requirements where the person may not have functional deficits, but the impact of the impairment may lead to substantially reduced functional capacity without support.

If unsure or ready to apply for NDIS funding, click the link below and more information will be provided: https://www.ndis.gov.au/people-disability/access-requirements.html

Access request form

If you meet the criteria, you can ask to become a participant by completing an access request form.

You need to contact the NDIA on: 1800 800 110 and ask for the access request form which will be mailed to you. In the access request form, you will be asked to provide information about your disability and how it impacts on your daily life. You will need to collect supporting evidence from health professionals and allied health personnel.

Steps to getting a NDIS plan

There are seven main steps involved in getting your NDIS plan:
  • 1. Check eligibility
  • 2. Contact the NDIA and ask for an ACCESS REQUEST FORM
  • 3. Submit your ACCESS REQUEST FORM together with evidence of your disability
  • 4. Once your NDIS access is approved, the next step is to think about what your goals are and what you will need in the way of supports to achieve them.
  • 5. Prepare for your NDIS planning meeting with we2care
  • 6. Attending your NDIS planning meeting with NDIA
  • 7. Your NDIS plan arrives – get it started by choosing we2care as your NDIS provider


For NDIS enquiries or to purchase services using NDIS funding, please contact NDIS on: 1800 800 110

Need help with NDIS?

Start your NDIS journey with us, you can meet with us at our office, or a location close to you such as a café, or we can come to your home. Whatever you are conformable with.
Before you receive your NDIS plan, we2care can support you to:
  • Understand the NDIS and how it works
  • Find out if you are eligible
  • Identify goals that the NDIS may fund
  • Put together the document you need for your application
  • We help you prepare for your first NDIA planning meeting
We can help you through the entire NDIS process, by:
  • Helping you register with NDIA to receive your Access Request Form
  • Providing one-on-one support to prepare for your Initial Planning Meeting
  • Joining you and your career at your Initial Planning Meeting to ensure you get the supports you need
  • Working with you to create a service plan that achieves your goals
  • Organising your supports, including with other providers, and managing your plan

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