If you are aged under 65, or an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged under 50

From July 2017 to June 2020, services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50) are transitioning out of the WA HACC Program to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it rolls out across Western Australia.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support for Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

For more information about accessing the NDIS including the eligibility criteria you can visit NDIS (external site).

WA HACC Transition to NDIS

From 1 July 2019, with the NDIS now fully rolled out across Western Australia, the WA HACC Program is only available to younger clients who are already recipients of WA HACC services. No new clients are able to enter the program.

Younger people who were receiving HACC services as at 30 June 2019 will continue to receive these services from their existing provider(s) while they test their eligibility for the NDIS. All existing WA HACC clients are required to test their eligibility for the NDIS and if found eligible transition to the NDIS. Your current HACC service provider can assist you with information regarding the transition process, including completing NDIS access forms.

Existing younger HACC clients who are deemed ineligible for the NDIS may continue to receive their current level of HACC support from their existing HACC provider during the transition phase until June 2020. HACC Policy decisions for beyond June 2020 are still under review and will be updated in late 2019.

For All Other Enquiries

Purchasing and Contracting Unit, Department of Health

Postal Address: PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre

Email: haccwa@health.wa.gov.au

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