We would typically fund a requested support if it:
- Is related to your disability needs; AND
- Meets ALL of the following as outlined in the NDIS Funding Criteria:
- it will help with your individual goals and aspirations
- it will help your social and/or economic participation
- it is value for money, which means that:
- the cost of the support is similar to or cheaper than alternative options that can provide you with the same outcome (NDIS Supports for Participants Rule 3.1(a)); and/or
- purchasing the support is likely to reduce the costs of funding for other supports in the long term (NDIS Supports for Participants Rule 3.1(c)).
- it is effective and beneficial for you
- it helps to maintain your informal supports
- it is the responsibility of the NDIS to fund
What doesn’t the NDIS fund?
We would typically not fund a requested support if:
- it is likely to cause harm to you or others
- it is not related to your disability
- it provides the same benefit as another support already funded by the NDIS in your plan; or
- it relates to a day-to-day living cost (for example, rent, groceries or utility costs like your water bill) that are not directly related to your disability support needs (NDIS Supports for Participants Rule 5.1(d)).
- it is being used as income replacement (NDIS Supports for Participants Rules 5.3(b)).