Aged care and the NDIS: What happens when I turn 65? - Leap in!
18 Jan

What happens when I turn 65?

This week at the Leap in! HQ, we were asked a very good NDIS question:

What happens when I turn 65?

It’s a question that we hear often and wanted to share it and our answers with you.

Firstly, it depends whether you turn 65 after you become an NDIS participant or before. We’ve outlined both situations in this article.

What happens if I turn 65 after I become an NDIS participant?

If you turn 65 after you have become an NDIS participant, you will be given a choice to either either continue to receive disability supports under the NDIS or to change and receive supports through the Commonwealth Aged Care System.

What happens to my supports if I choose to continue as a participant in the NDIS after I turn 65 years?

Luckily you won’t have to worry about anything changing as your supports continue as they did before you were 65 years of age.

What if I am already aged over 65 years and not an NDIS participant?

If you are aged 65 years and over and are not already an NDIS participant, you are not eligible to access the NDIS. You may still receive supports but through the Commonwealth Aged Care System instead of the NDIS.

If you have more questions or would like a better understanding on whether the NDIS plan management is right for you Leap in! are here to help!

Get started on your NDIS journey or prepare for a NDIS Plan review by calling us on 1300 05 78 78 to ask any questions or sign up to Leap in! plan management today.

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