When we make decisions about which supports we can fund, we consider whether a support is reasonable and necessary for you and apply the NDIS funding criteria. Sometimes, you might ask for supports to help with impairments that were not part of your Access eligibility assessment. When this happens, we need to make sure the support will help you address the needs that arise from an impairment that meets the same eligibility requirement we consider at Access.
You don’t need to make a new Access request if you ask for supports to help with an impairment which was not part of your Access eligibility assessment. We’ll work out if you need the support to address an impairment which would meet our eligibility requirements. We may ask you to provide evidence to help us work this out. We will decide if the requested support is reasonable and necessary. We’ll apply the NDIS funding criteria based on the impairments which meet our eligibility criteria.
We fund the right disability supports for your permanent impairments which meet our Access criteria. By doing this we make sure the system is fair for everyone, and the NDIS remains financially sustainable.