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NDIS PACE changes to your Plan Support Categories

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The NDIS has built a new computer system called PACE. This system has been trialled in Tasmania for the past 12 months.

The NDIS PACE system has just been launched and will continue to be rolled out over the next 4 months. New NDIS Plans and renewed NDIS Plans will be PACE plans so let's see how they are different from the current NDIS plans.

 

Categories of Funding

PACE plans offer more plan flexibility for participants: Funding in these NDIS plans will be built at the support category level.

There will be no line items built into plans.

For example, your plan won't say you have funding for "Occupational Therapy", it would say you have funding for "Improved Daily Life" so you will have more flexibility over how you use your total budget. 

Participants will still have stated and flexible supports. 

 

Support Types

PACE is moving from 3 to 4 support types.

Support types now include:

  1. Core
  2. Capacity building
  3. Capital
  4. Recurring (new)
     

Support Categories

Your NDIS plan will move from 15 to 21 support categories under the PACE system.

The NDIS has split some of the existing categories to make the new categories easier to understand.

Budgets are displayed at the support category level. 

NOTE: the 6 new support categories are all stated supports (this means you can only use them for very specific supports).

These 6 new categories include:

Home and Living (Core)

Supported Independent Living (SIL), Independent Living Options (ILO) and Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) have been removed from Assistance with Daily Life and added to this new category

It includes these support items:

  • Individual Living Options - Exploration and
  • Design
  • Individual Living Options - Support Model
  • Medium Term Accommodation
  • Provider travel - non-labour costs
  • Assistance in Supported Independent Living 

 

Behaviour Support (Core)

'Behaviour Support' Items have been split from 'Relationships'.

It includes these support items: 

  • Behaviour Management Plan Incl. Training In Behaviour Management Strategies
  • Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support 

 

Assistive Technology Repairs and Rental (Capital)

AT Repair, Rental Technology and Maintenance support Items split from Assistive Technology 

It includes these support items: 

  • AT Rental
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Early Childhood Flexible AT
  • Flexible Equipment Package (For Changing Need) 

 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) (Capital)

SDA support Items split from Home Modifications 

It includes these support items: 

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
  • SDA Vacancy - Person-Specific Adjustment 

 

Recurring Transport (Recurring)

This is a brand-new category in the new Support Type called 'Recurring'.

It includes recurring transport funding

 

Specialist Disability Young People Living in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) - (Cross Billing Core)

This is a brand-new category. 

It includes these support items: 

  • Cross Billing Payments For Residential Aged
  • Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) – Cross Billing
  • Care Subsidies And Supplements 

 

View a complete list of NDIS categories under PACE

 

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