The point of the NDIS is to give people with disabilities, and their families and carers, more choice and control over how supports are provided and which service providers you use in your plan. But what exactly will or won’t be covered by the NDIS?
Does the NDIS cover more than the essentials?
Yes. The scheme is set up to cover what is considered ‘reasonable and necessary’ for you as an individual.
Examples of the types of supports you might include in your plan are:
- home modifications
- mobility equipment
- vehicle modifications
- assistance with employment
- assistance with studies and skill development.
Really think about what you want to achieve as well including enjoying an ordinary life. The NDIS is your path to realising those plans.
What supports are NOT funded by the NDIS?
A support won’t be funded if it:
- isn’t related to your disability
- is the same as supports already funded by other areas of government
- relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to your disability support needs
- is likely to cause you harm or pose a risk to others.