What information do we look at when we decide if we'll fund supported independent living?

We use information, like discussions with you, family members, guardians or carers to understand your disability support needs. We’ll look at information you gave us when you applied to the NDIS, such as medical or allied health reports, if they are still relevant.

If you have any other information or reports you think will help us understand your needs, let us know.

We need to know:

  • your current situation, goals and aspirations
  • where you live now and the future home and living goals you want to pursue
  • what supports you get now, and what supports you might need in the future
  • what home and living supports you have looked at before
  • your independent living skills, and how you might build on these
  • information about your day-to-day support needs
  • assessments or reports from a qualified and registered allied health professional or behavioural support practitioner that tell us about your functional capacity
  • other helpful information about your support needs
  • if supported independent living is value for money compared to other home and living supports
  • if other home and living options better suit your needs.

If you’re new to supported independent living or we don’t have enough information, we may ask you to get an assessment.  For example, we may fund an assessment by a qualified and registered allied health professional to help us understand what support you need.

This page current as of
2 June 2022
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