Medium term accommodation is one of the home and living supports we may fund. It’s funding for somewhere to live if you can't move into your long term home because your disability supports aren't ready.
Medium term accommodation isn’t a standalone support. We only include it in your plan as part of your other home and living support needs. We generally fund medium term accommodation for up to 90 days.
Funding for medium term accommodation only covers the cost of the accommodation for the time you stay there. It’s a temporary and extra cost you have due to your disability support needs.
For example, you might need medium term accommodation while you wait for your home modifications to be completed. Or you’ve already secured a long term home, such as Specialist Disability Accommodation, but you’re waiting for another person to move out before you can move in.
Funding for medium term accommodation doesn’t include day-to-day living costs like food, internet or electricity. It also doesn’t include any personal care supports , or other supports you get in your home. We fund other disability supports separately if you need them while you stay in medium term accommodation.
We usually fund medium term accommodation as a one-off support. This is because you probably won’t need medium term accommodation again once you move to your long term home. It isn’t short term accommodation or emergency housing. There are other mainstream and community supports that can provide general housing and accommodation support.
If you think you need medium term accommodation, talk to your support coordinator, local area coordinator or planner.
We’ll look at your information and support needs and work out which home and living supports meet the NDIS funding criteria and your support needs.