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Last year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) amended its pre-qualification eligibility requirements to include people currently receiving a funded place in an Australian Disability Enterprise program.

This means that people who meet the following criteria will be automatically eligible for the NDIS without needing to provide further information:

-currently holds a funded place, that is registered in the Federal Online Funding Management System (FOFMS), within an Australian Disability Enterprise, such as Bedford; and
-receives the Disability Support Pension; and
-meets the age and residence requirements.

This is great news, as it means the vast majority of people working at Bedford now qualify for the NDIS without having to jump through hoops.

The NDIS is built on the principles of increasing independence as well as social and economic participation. As the roll out for adults in South Australia approaches, it is essential that you start talking about and documenting your or your loved one's current supports and goals for the future.

South Australia roll out dates:

1 July, 2017Barossa, Light & Lower North, Playford, Salisbury, Port Adelaide Enfield (East).
1 Oct, 2017Tea Tree Gully, Limestone Coast.
1 Jan 2018Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, Eyre & Western, Onkaparinga, Far North, Yorke & Mid North.
1 April, 2018Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, Burnside, Campbelltown, NPSP, Prospect, Unley, Walkerville, Charles Sturt, West Torrens, Port Adelaide Enfield (West)