People over 65
People who are aged 65 years and over and do not meet the age requirements to access the NDIS may be eligible for support under the Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme.
The Continuity of Support Programme will support people with disability that are:
65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, at the time the NDIS rolls out in their region; and
assessed as being ineligible for the NDIS at the time the NDIS rolls out in their region; and
an existing client of state-administered specialist disability services at the time the Continuity of Support Programme commences in their region.
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme, NDIS suggests you contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (freecall).
Further information is available
Primary Disability and evidence
Supports funded by NDIS
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.
If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.