How to Apply

Applying for an NDIS Plan

The first step towards your future

Opening the door to the NDIS is a big decision. But it’s not one you need to make alone – One Door is your mental health specialist. We will walk alongside you.

Unlock the NDIS in five easy steps

1.    Choose your door – what’s best for you?

Think about what you need. What’s important to you? What would you like to change? What new things would you like to try?

Are you eligible? 

2.    Get your key – talk to us, get ready for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are the planners  who make sure that people can access the NDIS. This starts with an Access Request Form (ARF) and we’ll help you to fill it in. You’ll need to give information about the way your mental health condition effects your life. This helps the planners to decide what they can offer you. 

We can help you to collect the information you need, fill in the form and send it to the NDIA. We can also include in your supporting information how important your support people are. Your support people can be members of your family, your carer, your support worker or anyone else who is important to you.

The NDIA will look at your finished form and decide whether you’re eligible for a plan. If you’re eligible, they’ll contact you and make a time for you to meet with an NDIS Planner.

3.    Open the door – meet your NDIS planner, make a plan

This meeting is to tell the NDIA Planner about which door you chose. You’ll talk about what you need, what’s important to you, what you’d like to do in your life.

A few tips for this meeting:

  • It’s all about you, your goals and what you need to meet them.
  • Write down your goals, or audio record them, so that you are able to discuss them in the meeting.
  • Someone from One Door, your carer or support worker can help you prepare.
  • We recommend you take a support person with you. This could be a support worker, carer or family member. The Planner will talk mostly to you.

When the NDIA offers you a plan...

4.    Walk through One Door, meet with us and put your plan into action

Your plan gives you the freedom to choose who supports you. One Door Mental Health knows that you are the expert in your own life. We hear what you want and we help you to make it a reality.

One Door Mental Health can:

  • Help you to put your plan into action; and/or
  • Give you someone to coordinate all your supports

5.    Welcome to the life you want – do what’s important for you

You have choice and control over the services, programs and providers you use to realise your goals.  The NDIS is here to support you.


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