Does the NDIS provide funding for people with multiple sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) appears in the NDIS List B disabilities. These are permanent conditions where the functioning capabilities of the person diagnosed are variable. What this means is that not everyone who has Multiple Sclerosis will have the same level of impairment – some may be severely impacted by their disability and others may function quite well.

To be determined as eligible for NDIS funding you will most likely need to provide additional evidence of your functional capacity and how significantly MS affects your daily life. If your day to day life is not yet greatly affected by your MS, it is unlikely that you will be able to receive NDIS funding.

What kinds of supports are available for someone with MS?

The NDIS can provide a range of support for those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Some examples of services through NDIS funding are:

  • Physiotherapy to improve mobility and better manage symptoms
  • Occupational therapy to help you to remain as independent as possible
  • Support finding and keeping a job, or support transitioning from school to employment
  • Help at home – domestic and household support, personal care
  • Participant in community, social and recreational activities
  • Exercise programs and nutrition to help manage symptoms and improve overall health and wellness
  • Continence support and products if required
  • Aids and equipment to support daily living activities and maintain independence

Apply and find quality providers

It’s easy to apply for the NDIS, though you may need to gather some supporting documentation from medical professionals confirming your diagnosis and the impact MS has on your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

  • Common Symptoms