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How Does Mental Health Fit in with he NDIS

 

The NDIS is not just for people with physical disability, it will also provide support for people with psychosocial disability associated with mental health issues.

 Mental Health

To be eligible for support, individuals must:

  • Have an impairment or condition which is likely to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life-long) and which substantially reduces their ability to undertake certain activities or to perform tasks unless they have:
  • assistance from other people, assistive technology or equipment;
  • or they can’t participate effectively even with assistance; and their impairment affects their social and economic participation;
  • and they are likely to require support under the NDIS for their lifetime.

An impairment which varies in intensity, for example because it is episodic (on and off), may still be considered ‘permanent’ by the NDIA despite variations in support needs.