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Understanding your NDIS Plan Funding Categories

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Updated: 1 July 2019

Support budgets in your NDIS plan

There are three types of support budgets that are funded by your plan:

  1. Core Supports budget

  2. Capacity Building Supports budget

  3. Capital Supports budget

Core Supports budget (flexible, use across all categories)

  • Core Supports help you with:
    • everyday activities,
    • your current disability-related needs and
    • to work towards your goals.
       
  • Your Core Supports budget is the most flexible because you can use your funding across any of the following 4 support categories (in most cases).

*Notice the difference in category names between your plan and the Myplace portal.

In your plan*In the myplace portal*Description
Assistance with Daily LifeDaily ActivitiesFor example, assistance with everyday needs, household cleaning and/or yard maintenance.
ConsumablesConsumablesEveryday items you may need. For example, continence products or low-cost assistive technology and equipment to improve your independence and/or mobility.
Assistance with Social & Community ParticipationSocial, community and civic participationFor example, a support worker to assist you to participate in social and community activities.
TransportTransportThis is support that helps you travel to work or other places that will help you achieve the goals in your plan.
How you can spend your transport funding and how it is paid to you (whether upfront or in regular payments) will be different for each person. Your LAC will explain how you can use this budget.

 

Capacity Building Supports budget (fixed for each category)

  • Capacity Building Supports help:
    • build your independence and skills
    • reach your long-term goals.
       
  • Your Capacity Building Funds are NOT flexible - they cannot be moved from one support category to another.
     
  • Funding can only be used to purchase approved Capacity Building supports (see support catalogue).

*Notice the difference in category names between your plan and the Myplace portal.

In your plan*In the myplace portal*Description
Support CoordinationSupport CoordinationThis is a fixed amount for a Support Coordinator to help you use your plan.
Improved Living ArrangementsCB Home Living

Support to help you find and maintain an appropriate place to live.

Increased Social & Community ParticipationCB Social Community and Civic ParticipationDevelopment and training to increase your skills so you can participate in community, social and recreational activities.
Finding & Keeping a JobCB EmploymentThis may include employment-related support, training and assessments that help you find and keep a job, such as the School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES).
Improved RelationshipsCB RelationshipsThis support will help you develop positive behaviours and interact with others.
Improved Health & WellbeingCB Health and WellbeingIncluding exercise or diet advice to manage the impact of your disability. The NDIS does not fund gym memberships.
Improved LearningCB Lifelong LearningExamples include training, advice and help for you to move from school to further education, such as university or TAFE.
Improved Life ChoicesCB Choice and ControlPlan management to help you manage your plan, funding and paying for services.
Improved Daily LivingCB Daily ActivityAssessment, training or therapy to help increase your skills, independence and community participation. These services can be delivered in groups or individually.

Capital Supports budget

  • Capital Supports include:
    • higher-cost pieces of assistive technology,
    • equipment and
    • home or vehicle modifications.
       
  • They can fund one-off purchases you may need (including Specialist Disability Accommodation).
     
  • They can only be used for their specific purpose - cannot be used to pay for anything else.

The Capital Supports budget has two support categories:

*Notice the difference in category names between your plan and the Myplace portal.

In your plan*In the myplace portal*Description
Assistive TechnologyAssistive TechnologyThis includes equipment items for mobility, personal care, communication and recreational inclusion such as wheelchairs or vehicle modifications.
Home ModificationsHome ModificationsHome modifications such as installation of a hand rail in a bathroom, or Specialist Disability Accommodation for participants who require special housing because of their disability.

Other information

Stated Supports – Not flexible

  • Any services listed as ‘stated supports’ are not flexible.
  • You can’t use this funding for anything else.
  • You can't swap ‘stated supports’ for any other supports.

In-kind Supports – Pre-paid Supports

  • These supports are listed as ‘in-kind’ in your plan.
  • It means the service has already been paid for by your state, territory or the Australian government.
  • You must use this provider as they have already received payment and will provide all services that are booked.
  • This means you cannot choose a provider for that service.
  • If you have concerns about a provider you can speak to an ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner.

As the NDIS roll out continues across Australia, it is expected that in-kind supports will be phased out and you will have choice and control over the providers you use.

Quote Required

Where a support is listed as ‘quote required’ additional information such as quotes and/or specialist reports will be required before funding can be made available in your plan.

Mobility Allowance

  • Your eligibility for the Mobility Allowance payment ends when you receive an NDIS plan.
  • This is because transport funding will be in your plan instead.
  • You will keep your Health Care Card if you have one.

For more information on Mobility Allowance visit the Department of Human Services website

NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue

NDIS Price Guide 2019–20

  • Is now a single national price guide
  • The price guide contains info about the different parts of your plan.
  • View Latest Price Guide

NDIS Support Catalogue 2019–20

  • Gives you a price for every kind of support you can use your funding for.
  • It contains support line item numbers, price limits and details to help clearly identify what is claimable against each support line item
  • Download Support Catalogue

 

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Sources:

File: 
Price Guide 2019-20
Support Catalogue
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