Companion card and NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a disability support system for Australians.
The NDIS is in place to help people with disability live a good life.
Not everyone who receives NDIS funding will be eligible for a Companion Card.
Only people who will require a high level of support for the rest of their life are eligible for a Companion Card. Some people who get support from the NDIS may need a high level of support now, but may need less help in the future as they learn to become more independent.
If you have an NDIS plan and would like to apply for a Companion Card it is important that you still send any copies of reports you might have about your disability as this will help us assess your application.
In your application you can tell us about the help you need now, but also remember to tell us why you will need a high level of support for the rest of your life.