Step 3: How do we include the reasonable and necessary supports in your plan?
Once we’ve identified the supports, and decided they meet the NDIS funding criteria, we can include the description and funding for the support in your plan.
If the support doesn’t meet the NDIS funding criteria, we can’t include the support in your plan. We may consider if a differently described support meets the NDIS funding criteria instead.
When we approve your plan we will also make sure all your supports are reasonable and necessary when considered as a package of supports.
Sometimes you might not need any supports under the NDIS. For example, your informal supports may meet all your disability support needs. If so, we’ll approve a plan with no funded supports.
Learn more about how we create and approve your plan.
Learn more about using the funding in your plan.
What happens if we don’t include the supports you want?
If we decide a support doesn’t meet the NDIS funding criteria, we can’t include the support in your plan. Also, if the amount of support you want doesn’t meet the criteria, we can’t include that amount in your plan.
But, we’re committed to our principles and helping you live an ordinary life. Even if we can’t fund a particular support we may still be able to help.
If the support doesn’t meet the NDIS funding criteria, we can consider if a different support meets the NDIS funding criteria. We might be able to consider describing the support differently, or funding a different type of support.
Or, we may be able to connect you to mainstream or community supports that can help. Mainstream and community supports are available to everyone. They can be a good way to connect with your local community, learn new skills and gain independence.
There are lots of ways we might be able to help, so talk to us if you’re in this situation. We can do this at any time. We may be able to help before we approve your plan.
We'll give you the reasons for our decision to approve your plan in writing. You can contact us if you'd like more detail about the reasons for our decision.
If you don’t agree with the supports we approve in your plan, you can ask for an internal review of our decision.
You'll need to ask for an internal review within 3 months of getting your plan.
Learn more about internal and external review of decisions .