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Frequently Asked Questions

No. Payments such as Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, Carer Supplement or Disability Pension and Child Disability Assistance Payment as well as other income supports and payments are entirely separate to the NDIS and will not be affected by NDIS eligibility.

The NDIS is NOT means tested. A carer’s payment will not be affected unless their role as carer is substantially reduced due to the level of NDIS funding for the person they are caring for.

If you currently receive Disability Supports and decide you would like to transition to the NDIS, you may need to provide additional evidence so that a well informed decision can be decided about your NDIS eligibility.

Disability programs and services differ in each state and territory.

For further information about transitioning to the NDIS while receiving supports from other governments please visit the following link

No. A person must be an Australian citizen, hold a permanent visa or be a protected SCV holder to access the NDIS. New Zealand citizens who arrived in Australia after 26th February 2001 will be unable to access the NDIS.
For further information about New Zealand entitlements please visit the following link:

Yes. If the participant is under the age of 7, Early Childhood Partners are teams of early childhood professionals including therapists and educators who deliver the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach on behalf of the NDIS

No. Self managing NDIS participants have the option of selecting services from registered or unregistered providers – unless there are specific services and supports that require registration with the NDIS Commission.
However, selecting a registered provider can provide NDIS participants with the assurance that the provider’s services and supports meet the level of quality and safety determined in the NDIS Practice Standards.

The national NDIS Worker Screening Check and the NDIS Worker Screening Database are valuable and informative in assisting in supporting the dignity, safety and welfare of NDIS participants.

For more information on the NDIS Worker Screening Check or NDIS Worker Screening Database, please select the following link: