Companion Card and the NDIS
The NDIS is a Disability support system for Australians.
The NDIS is in place to help People with Disability live a good life.
Just as not everyone who has a disability will get money (funding) from the NDIS, not everyone with NDIS funding is eligible for a Companion Card.
Some people will get support from the NDIS now so they need less help later and their needs may not remain at a high level throughout their lives.
People who have a Companion Card need a very high level of support permanently. Their support needs will always remain high.
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.