What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Real stories from the mito community
Anne's NDIS story
“I’ve been incredibly lucky and also had great help along the way”
Anne lives in Queensland and has retired early after a successful career in education. Anne lives with several disabilities related to MELAS, including muscle weakness and fatigue.
Linda’s NDIS story
“We just don’t fit into their square boxes!”
Linda lives with fatigue and hearing loss caused by mitochondrial disease. She lives with her adult children and her husband in NSW and works part-time.
Resources to help you understand the NDIS
Can I access the NDIS?
Now is a good time to contact our NDIS Navigator
Speaking with our NDIS Navigator will help you understand the NDIS application stages and what supporting information is needed. Get in touch today via our Helpline.
To access the NDIS, you need to meet the eligibility criteria, fill in an ‘Access Request Form’, and submit it to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) with some supporting information.
This section explains the process and provides documents to empower you with the knowledge to decide whether to apply; and if so, how. We highly recommend you download our Accessing The NDIS Checklist which will guide you through this process.
Here are a few resources on how to access the NDIS:
How to apply for the NDIS
If you think you might be eligible to apply to become a participant of the NDIS, please follow the Accessing The NDIS Checklist as it provides a step by step guide to apply. Applying for the NDIS can be difficult, if you need assistance, please contact the Mito Foundation Helpline or call 1300 977 180 to organise an appointment with our NDIS Navigator.
The following resources will help you prepare for your one-on-one coaching with our NDIS Navigator:
- NDIS Access Request Form
- Who can provide “Supporting Documentation” and what should it include? - A GP & Health Professional’s guide to the NDIS