Other services and support available
If you have applied for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and are not eligible, there are other services and supports available to you.
Complain or appeal a decision
If you think a decision the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has made about you is wrong, you can:
People aged over 65
Victorians over 65 years of age are not eligible for the NDIS.
If you were receiving specialist disability services before, you will continue to get the same services through the Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme.
You can request changes to your supports through your service provider as your needs change.
Eligibility for Continuity of Support
To be eligible for the Commonwealth CoS Programme you must be:
- a person with disability
- 65 years or over when the NDIS commences in your area or
- an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged 50 to 64 years who is assessed and ineligible for the NDIS
- receiving specialist disability supports funded by the department in the last 12 months
If you live in disability accommodation or respite operated by the Victorian Government, you won't need to move.
Aids and equipment
The Victorian Government will continue to provide subsidised items of aids and equipment, including continence products to:
- people over 65 years of age
- people under 65 years of age with health-related conditions
For people receiving individualised funding under the Commonwealth CoS Programme, you are able to use this funding to lease or buy aids or equipment if:
- they are urgently needed
- the purchase is already included in your Service Agreement before transition to the Commonwealth CoS Programme
- Victoria’s scheme does not supply the required aids or equipment, or the scheme does not fully fund the purchase of the required aid or equipment
Reviewed 12 July 2019