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National Disability Insurance Scheme Service

Who we are

Legal Aid NSW can give you free legal help if you have a problem with the NDIS.

Who we help

We can help people who:

  • are participants in the NDIS, or
  • want to become participants in the NDIS.

How we can help

Advice and assistance

We can give you free independent advice about your NDIS problems. We can tell you about your rights and what you can get from the NDIS.

We may be able to help you if:

  • the NDIA rejected your application to be a participant in the NDIS
  • you are not happy with the funding in your NDIS plan, or
  • you do not think you have enough funding for your disability supports and services.

Representation

If you’re not happy with a decision the NDIA makes you can challenge the decision.

You can find more information about this in the brochure Not happy with a National Disability Insurance Scheme decision?

If you have already appealed the NDIA decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal we may be able to represent you.

You will need to:

To apply for legal aid you must complete 2 forms:

  1. Application for NDIS Appeals Legal Services
  2. Application for legal aid

Send the 2 completed forms to:

NDISapplications@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

OR

Government Law/NDIS
PO Box K847
Haymarket NSW 1240

If you get legal aid we will prepare your case and represent you at the hearing.

Education

We give talks for community groups and community workers. If you would like us to talk to your group email NDISapplications@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Contact us

You must call us first to book an appointment.

  • You can see us at our Central Sydney office on:
    • Monday mornings
    • Tuesday afternoons, and
    • Thursday - all day

Call 02 9219 5790 to make an appointment.

  • You can also see us at some of our other offices. Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to find your closest Legal Aid office.
  • If you have appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal you can see a Legal Aid lawyer at the Tribunal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Call 02 9391 2400 to make appointment.