While we need to consider your individual circumstances and disability needs, we also need to make consistent decisions and treat people fairly.
This means participants with similar circumstances and disability needs should receive similar amounts of supports in their plans. We also need to ensure the total cost of all participant plans are within the overall NDIS budget set by governments.
We use Typical Support Packages to help us do this. The Typical Support Package give us an indication of what supports we’d usually expect to include in your plan, based on your situation and disability support needs.
Each support in your plan must be reasonable and necessary, but they also need to be reasonable and necessary as a package of supports. We approve your whole plan, not the individual supports in your plan in isolation. The Typical Support Package helps guide this validation process.
The Typical Support Package also helps to guide the consistency of our decision making process. We use these to check your overall plan to make sure that all your supports make sense together, and that your support types and amounts will complement each other to help you fulfil an ordinary life.
We may then increase or decrease the funding in your plan based on:
- our discussion with you
- any reports or other information we have
- applying the NDIS funding criteria.