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How to understand your NDIS Plan funding

To understand your NDIS plan funding, you should review your plan carefully and familiarise yourself with the various categories of support and funding available to you. You can also speak with your NDIS planner or support coordinator for assistance in understanding your plan. Additionally, you can access online resources, such as the NDIS website or relevant support groups for more information.

What are the NDIS Support Budgets? (Plan Categories)

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) has various support budgets available to eligible participants, including funding for core supports, capital supports, capacity building supports, and support coordination. These budgets are designed to provide you with the necessary resources and assistance to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.

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What is a Core Supports budget?

A Core Supports budget on your NDIS Plan is funding for supports that help you complete daily activities, take part in the community, and work towards your goals. This budget covers assistance with tasks like personal care, household tasks, and transportation, as well as employment and community participation support.

What is Assistance with Daily Life?

Assistance with Daily Life is a support category under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that provides funding for you to access daily living activities such as personal care and household tasks. This support aims to increase your independence and quality of life.

What are Consumables?

Consumables refer to items that are regularly replaced and are essential for your support needs. These can include things like continence aids, wound dressings, and nutritional supplements, among others. These items are funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help you manage your daily living activities.

What is Assistance with Social & Community Participation?

Assistance with Social & Community Participation is a support category available under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It aims to help you to take part in communities and social activities. This may include assistance with attending community events, joining clubs, and engaging in recreational activities. The support is tailored to your needs and goals and is designed to promote social inclusion and independence.

What is Transport?

Transport on a NDIS plan refers to the funding given to support your transportation needs related to your disability. This may include travel to medical appointments, therapy sessions, or other activities that are part of your plan goals. The funding can be used for public transportation, taxi or ride-sharing services, or other modes of transportation as outlined in the plan.

What is a Capital Supports budget?

A Capital Supports budget in a NDIS Plan is the amount of funding given for purchasing capital items or equipment such as mobility aids, home modifications, or vehicle modifications. These are items that are expected to last for a longer period and are not consumable.

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology on a NDIS Plan refers to any device or equipment that helps you to perform daily activities or tasks. Examples include mobility aids, communication devices, hearing aids, and home modifications. The NDIS may fund the provision of assistive technology if it is considered necessary and reasonable to support your disability-related needs.

What are Home Modifications?

Home modifications are changes made to a person’s living environment to support their independence and safety. Under the NDIS, if you are eligible, you can have home modifications funded as part of your plan if it is considered necessary for you to achieve your goals and take part in daily life. Examples of home modifications include installing ramps, grab rails, and bathroom modifications.

Why does a NDIS plan say, “Quote Required”?

A NDIS plan may say “Quote Required” if there is a specific support or service that requires a quote from a provider before it can be approved. This is to ensure that the cost of the support or service is reasonable and within the funding given in the plan. You may need to request a quote from your provider and send it to your NDIS planner for approval.

What are NDIS Stated Supports?

NDIS Stated Supports are the services and assistance that are funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life. These supports are outlined in your NDIS plan and can include things like therapy, equipment, home modifications, and personal care services.

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