Where to start with filling out NDIS applications
Forms can be super overwhelming right? We’ve created this small guide for filling out NDIS applications. If you are applying for NDIS funding you need to complete the NDIS Access request form.
Section 1 – Your details
Before you start you will need the following information to ensure you have all of the information that NDIS is looking for, this information is personal in nature and includes
Your full name, address, and contact details
Your date of birth and proof of identity
Your Medicare card or Centrelink reference number
Your current support needs and how they impact your daily life
Any relevant medical or diagnostic reports about your disability
The contact details of any healthcare professionals involved in your care
What if I’m applying for my child?
If you are applying for your child, you will also need to provide their personal information, including their name, date of birth, and any relevant medical or diagnostic reports.
Section 2 – Supporting Evidence of Disability
Once you have completed that. Section 2 of the form relates to “Supporting Evidence of Disability”. This section requires the you to provide evidence of your disability to support your application for eligibility for the NDIS.
In most case this will be by a health care professional. These include your assessing or treating doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. For you to get this section of the documentation completed contact your health professional and ask how it is usually completed (their admin should be able to help) it may be via face to face appointment, telehealth, telephone or in some cases the clinician maybe able to complete it without you there.
If the applicant does not have a healthcare professional who can provide the necessary evidence, they can contact the NDIS to discuss their options. The NDIS may be able to provide advice or assistance in finding a suitable healthcare professional to complete Section 2 of the application form.
Completing the application
Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you can complete the application. You can do this online through the myGov website or by filling out a paper application form that can be downloaded from the NDIS website. The application will ask you to provide all the information you have gathered, as well as some additional questions about your disability and your support needs.
Submitting to NDIS
Once you have completed the application, you will need to submit it to the NDIS. If you have completed the application online, you can submit it directly through the myGov website. If you have completed a paper application form, you can submit it by mail or by taking it to your nearest NDIS office.
What happens after submitting to NDIS?
After you submit your application, the NDIS will review your application and assess your eligibility for support. This can take several weeks, and you may be contacted by the NDIS for additional information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified in writing and provided with details of your approved supports.