It is important to know the type of evidence that can assist with an access request to the NDIS. It is also important to know what questions you need to ask.

  • Does this person have a diagnosis?
  • Does this person have a regular GP?
  • Do they often need to go to hospital?
  • Is there ongoing treatment?
  • Is there involvement with specialists?
  • Does this person need help to manage their health, medications, appointments?
  • Has an NDIS Access Request form been lodged?
  • Does this person need support to manage as a result of their diagnosis or disability?

What you can provide to help the application process:

  • Does this person have a mental health diagnosis?
  • Is there any substance abuse (history or current)?
  • Do they receive treatment for mental health?
  • Is a capacity assessment needed?
  • Does this diagnosis impact on their ability to function in daily life?
  • Has an NDIS Access Request form been lodged?
  • Does this person need help to collect copies of information about their diagnosis?
  • Is this person involved with other agencies?

What you can provide to help the application process:

  • Does this person have a disability/diagnosis?
  • Do they have any upcoming court hearings?
  • Are they about to be released from prison?
  • Is a capacity assessment needed?
  • Has an NDIS Access Request form been lodged?
  • Are they linked in with community supports?
  • Is there involvement with other service systems?

What you can provide to help the application process:

  • Behaviour management plans
  • Release orders
  • Does this person have a place to live?
  • Do they need support to find or keep a place to live?
  • Does this person have capacity? Is an assessment needed?
  • Does this person have a history of itinerancy?
  • Does this person need home modifications or accessible housing?
  • Is this person at risk where they live?
  • Is this person on the WA Housing Authority waitlist?
  • Has an NDIS Access Request form been lodged?

What you can provide to help the application process:

  • Tenancy agreements
  • Equipment needs
  • Tenancy history
  • Challenges

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