National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIA makes decisions based on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and the rules made under the NDIS Act. The operational guidelines also provide practical guidance for decision makers.

When the NDIA makes decisions about which supports would be reasonable and necessary for a particular participant, we refer to the particular operational guideline that relates to each specific support. In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support must: be related to the participant’s disability
not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s disability support needs
represent value for money
be likely to be effective and beneficial to the participant, and
take into account informal supports given to participants by families, carers, networks, and the community.

What types of supports are funded?
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
daily personal activities
transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
therapeutic supports including behaviour support
help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
home modification design and construction
mobility equipment, and vehicle modifications.

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