All NDIS funded supports must meet the reasonable and necessary criteria . We fund reasonable and necessary SIL supports for your disability needs.
Some of the things we consider when deciding if you can get SIL include:
- your current situation, goals and aspirations
- where you live now and future home and living goals
- your independent living skills and potential to build on these
- supports you need to achieve your home and living goals
- information about your day to day support needs
- reports or occupational therapy assessments
- other helpful information about your support needs
- any alternative home and living options.
We also use other sources of information, like discussions with you, family members, or carers to understand your needs. We’ll look at any information you gave us when you applied to the NDIS, including medical or allied health reports. And we consider all the information in your Home and Living Supports Request Form .
If you have any other information or reports that you think will help us understand your needs, let us know.
Is SIL value for money?
We need to review if your Roster of Care is 'value for money'.
There are two sets of hourly rates: standard and high. You can find more information on hourly rates in the Guide to Using the Provider SIL Pack .
High intensity pricing only applies if you need assistance from support workers with lots of experience. You might need support workers with additional skills and experience, like:
- the ability to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support, at least once per shift
- the capacity to provide continual active support for high medical needs, such as unstable seizure activity or respiratory support.
What if you need support above the price limits?
A very small number of participants need significant levels of support from very experienced or skilled support workers. This may be because of extreme behaviours of concern. We only fund support above the higher intensity price limits in very few cases.
Please note: in this case, what you need probably isn’t SIL. You may need more than what SIL supports can offer. Ask your planner if you’re eligible for other supports.