Your plan will say what design category, building type, and location we have decided meets your needs. You can choose which specialist disability accommodation you want to live in, as long as it’s within your specialist disability accommodation budget. But we won’t fund more home and living supports if you decide to live in a different type of design category.

If you can’t find specialist disability accommodation within the funding value in your plan, you may need a plan review so we can review your specialist disability accommodation supports. For example, we may need to include a different location in your plan if there’s nothing suitable in the location you want to live in.

Can you live in a lower value specialist disability accommodation than what you’re eligible for?

You can usually live in a lower value specialist disability accommodation than what’s set out in your plan. But you should think about the risks of choosing a property different to the type, category and location in your plan.

If you live in a lower value specialist disability accommodation than what’s in your plan, your provider can only claim the value of the property.

Can you live in a higher cost specialist disability accommodation than what we fund you for?

We’ll only fund the amount of specialist disability accommodation that’s set out in your plan. But some providers may let you live in a higher-valued design category or building type than what’s in your plan. If so they may need more rent than what you have from your reasonable rent contribution. You’ll need to talk about this with the specialist disability accommodation provider. 

You should make sure any rental agreements are included in your specialist disability accommodation service agreement.

Your provider will need to let us know the details of the rental agreement. They will need to let us know in writing within 5 business days. They will also need to give us evidence from a qualified professional which tells us the extra rent is reasonable.

Your plan will include a description of the most appropriate specialist disability accommodation for you that we can fund. If you choose to live in a different type of specialist disability accommodation and pay more rent, your plan won’t include this kind of specialist disability accommodation.

This page current as of
10 November 2021
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