HACC – Under 65s or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50

From July 2017 onwards, 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 services 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 if found eligible. HACC service providers can assist current clients with information regarding the transition process.

Existing younger HACC clients who are deemed ineligible for the NDIS may continue to receive their current level of HACC support during the transition phase until June 2021. Discussions are ongoing regarding the HACC program moving forward and HACC policy decisions for beyond June 2021 are under review.

More information

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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