Will the NDIS pay for Housing? | MyCareSpace

Will the NDIS pay rent?

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Will the NDIS pay for housing?

This is a common question and the simple answer is, 'in some cases, yes.'

There are different types of home and living supports the NDIS can fund.

Can the NDIS help with paying my rent?

Most participants will continue to access housing in the private market by owning or renting, or through social housing. The NDIS also provides funding for home modifications, if necessary. It also can contribute to the cost of accommodation in situations where a participant has a need for specialised housing

Your NDIS plan will include information about the supports the NDIS will fund as well as other supports that need to be provided by informal (family and friends), community and mainstream (non-disability specific) services. Each state or territory may also provide certain housing services. 

Having a Housing or 'Home and Living Supports' Goal in your NDIS Plan

If you have a goal about living independently in your plan. the NDIS may fund specific home and living supports, depending on your current situation and support network.

These are examples only and are not the only situations where these supports might be approved. We will continue to add other ‘Would we fund it’ examples about home and living supports.

Will the NDIS pay my rent?

No, the NDIS will not pay your rent. If you have the need for more specialised accommodation or support to live independently, you can apply for home and living supports like SDA (Specialised Disability Accommodation), SIL (Supported Independent Living), and other options like ILO (Independent Living Options).

What do I need in my NDIS plan to apply for home and living supports?

Check out this resource titled '4 Steps to Housing Success' which guides you through the process you need to follow to get NDIS funding for housing in your plan.


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