We’ll fund medium term accommodation for the number of days that meet the NDIS funding criteria. We generally only fund medium term accommodation for up to 90 days.
Check out the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for the maximum daily amount we’ll include in your plan for medium term accommodation.
Once you know the daily rate for the accommodation, and the funding is in your plan, you can choose where you want to stay that fits with your budget. You or your provider can only claim up to the amount listed in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for your medium term accommodation.
For example, if you stay in medium term accommodation that’s less than the maximum daily amount, you can only claim the amount you actually pay. If you choose to stay in accommodation that’s more than the maximum daily amount, you can only claim the maximum daily amount. You’ll need to pay the extra costs yourself.
Medium term accommodation funding only covers the rental cost of that accommodation for up to 90 days. You’ll still need to pay for other things like your food, internet, electricity and other usual living costs and bills.
When do we fund medium term accommodation for more than 90 days?
We may fund medium term accommodation for more than 90 days if there’s evidence you may need it longer because of your disability support needs.
For example, you might need home modifications before you can move back home. If your builder says the modifications will take 100 days, we could fund 100 days of medium term accommodation.
Or you might have a confirmed tenancy offer for specialist disability accommodation, but there won’t be a vacancy for 120 days.
You’ll need to give us evidence you’ll need medium term accommodation for more than 90 days before we can decide if we’ll fund it.