For your support network

Here are some ideas of who can support you in getting the best NDIS Plan.

  • Family/friends/carer

    Access request

    • Ask any disability service providers that currently provide supports if they have any medical or allied health reports that can help with your person's access request
    • Support your person to get the required reports and evidence from health professionals

    Pre-planning

    • Assist your person with completing pre-planning tools
    • Make sure all the information about your person's support needs are gathered
    • Advocate for your person or seek help from an independent advocate

  • Advocacy organisation

    Advocacy organisations can:

    • Support you to connect with a Local Area Coordinator (LAC)
    • Refer you to agencies who can assist with access and pre-planning

  • Guardian/Administrator

    • Guardians can authorise that someone else can talk to the NDIA
    • Guardians may have copies of important medical information (or may be able to get this) needed

    Please talk to the appointed guardian about:

    • Whose role it is to submit this information to the NDIA
    • Whether anyone else is permitted to talk to the NDIA
    • Any changes in circumstances (as this can affect the amount of supports needed)

  • Disability service provider

    Access request

    • Support your person to get the required reports and evidence from health professionals
    • Ask any disability service providers that currently provide supports if they have any medical or allied health reports that can help with your access request

    Pre-planning

    • Assist your person with completing pre-planning tools
    • Make sure all the information about your person's support needs are gathered
    • Advocate for your person or seek help from an independent advocate

If you are unhappy with the decision the NDIS has made about your eligibility, you can request that this decision be reviewed. You can find out more here.

Funded by the Department of Communities Disability Services.