Dementia and the NDIS
If you're living with dementia and are under 65 years old, you are eligible for funding through the NDIS.
In order to receive NDIS funded supports, a person will need to satisfy the entry criteria including age and disability.
The age restriction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme means a person must apply for entry prior to turning 65 years of age.
People with early-onset dementia (people aged under 65 years old who develop dementia) are not automatically accepted to the NDIS. In order to access the scheme, a person needs to provide specialist reports proving that the condition impacts their functioning substantially and it is permanent, as well as outline past and future treatments and prognosis.
It is important to note that the NDIS will not pay for health or medical related supports. The scheme will only fund supports which help the participant manage ongoing functional impairment that results from their disability.
The supports likely to be funded by the NDIS, are the ones associated to achieving goals, for example: Daily life, Living arrangements, Relationships, Health and wellbeing, Learning, Work, Social and community activities and Choice and control.
As always, if you’re just starting you need to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency. When it’s time to connect with relevant providers and we can guide you through it.
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