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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 24

Disability requirements

             (1)  A person meets the disability requirements if:

                     (a)  the person has a disability that is attributable to one or more intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairments or to one or more impairments attributable to a psychiatric condition; and

                     (b)  the impairment or impairments are, or are likely to be, permanent; and

                     (c)  the impairment or impairments result in substantially reduced functional capacity to undertake, or psychosocial functioning in undertaking, one or more of the following activities:

                              (i)  communication;

                             (ii)  social interaction;

                            (iii)  learning;

                            (iv)  mobility;

                             (v)  self-care;

                            (vi)  self-management; and

                     (d)  the impairment or impairments affect the person's capacity for social or economic participation; and

                     (e)  the person is likely to require support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the person's lifetime.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), an impairment or impairments that vary in intensity may be permanent, and the person is likely to require support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the person's lifetime, despite the variation.



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