Here are some examples to help show how we make decisions about assistance animals. They explain what information and evidence we need. They can also help you understand what information and evidence we might look at to decide whether we’ll fund an assistance animal. Remember, the supports we fund, and evidence we need, depends on your personal situation and disability support needs.
The following examples are included below:
- Peter – psychosocial disability
- Mandy - psychosocial disability
- Sarah - quadriplegia
- Connor - autism spectrum disorder
- Joe – low vision
As we have described in this guide, if we fund an assistance animal it needs to meet all of the NDIS funding criteria and Part 5 of the NDIS (Supports for Participants) Rules . We explain these in the section How do we decide if we fund an assistance animal.
To help us decide if an animal meets the NDIS funding criteria, we’ll also think about whether the animal meets the definition of an assistance animal and if it is fully trained and qualified.
It’s important to note these are examples only. We haven’t listed all of the NDIS funding criteria and rules. The information and evidence we need from you will depend on your personal situation and disability support needs.
If you have any questions about the information and evidence you need to provide you can contact us .