The NDIS defines transport costs in 2 ways: General Transport Supports and Activity-Based Transport
So what is Functional Capacity?
"I have a permanent disability but my NDIS application was rejected because of my functional capacity"
This is something we hear often at MyCareSpace.
Before we explain what functional capacity means in the NDIS arena, let's take a step back and look at the eligibility requirements of the NDIS.
What do I do with my NDIS Plan Activation Code?
When your plan has been approved you will receive a copy of your plan together with an Activation Code. This code allows you to create an account on the myPlace portal - the place where you will make all your online payment claims etc.
This is part 1 in our series of upcoming resources related to Social and Community Participation funding in your NDIS plan and what you can spend it on!
So, What is Social and Community Participation in my NDIS Plan?
Social and Community Participation funding can be found in both the CORE and CAPACITY BUILDING parts of your NDIS Plan:
Are you ready?
Most people feel nervous right before they move.
This is where your goals can help you, even stick them on your wall to help you get past any nerves.
Think of the reasons why you are moving and all of the good things that could happen.
And remember that if anything goes wrong, you can just move again. That is what people do all the time until they find the place that is right for them.
Once you know your needs and restrictions and have defined the type of housing that you want it is time to search and apply for the house and the funding.
It can be a juggle getting the timing right as sometimes you need the housing first to apply for the funding and sometimes you need the funding to apply for the house.
Providers and Real Estate agents are aware of this juggle so the best thing to do is be honest and keep them up to date with where you are at.
When it's time to search and apply for funding, here are the options:
Finding the right housing option
There are so many housing options available, but not all of them will suit you or make you happy.
It is important at this point to be very honest about your needs and restrictions (such as cost).
Your needs = what you cannot live without (E.g. you want to live by the beach)
Your restrictions = what will limit your choices (E.g. stairs or the price of living near the beach)
Why do I want to move to a new home?
Knowing WHY you want to move out of home is important. It is important for you and anyone else who is going to be part of this journey with you.
What will you need to prepare for?
- You will need to tell the people you are living with that you want to move out.
- They may ask why and you will need to tell them.
So why do you want to move?
C – Core
Cap – Capital
CB – Capacity Building
(Note that you only need funding if you cannot do this yourself. The more you direct this yourself the better.)
This is the ideas stage where you work out what you want.
NEWS Flash! The NDIS has made changes during the pandemic to allow all NDIS participants to access Support Coordination using their CORE support budget.
Support Coordinators have an important role in helping participants connect with service providers so that they can implement the funded supports in their NDIS plan.
During the pandemic Support Coordinators are working twice as hard to ensure that participants continue to have access to the services and supports they need.