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Transferring from the NDIS to My Aged Care

Published: 10 November 2021
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  • 10 November 2021
  • Aged Care Guide

Making sure you have continuity of care that fits your personal needs is really important as you age, especially if you have specialist needs due to a disability.

If you're already on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) when you turn 65, you will have to decide whether you stay on the NDIS or whether you transfer to My Aged Care to fund your care needs.

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) says the likelihood of living with a disability increases as you age. In fact, two in five people aged 65 and over have a disability and that increases to eight in ten people once you are aged 90 and over.

It is vital you have the right supports in place to make sure your disability, whether newly acquired or existing, is cared for as you age.