NDIS Funding

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

The NDIS is jointly administered and funded by the Australian Government and state and territory governments. A key component of the NDIS is a personalised support package for eligible disabled people.

To get personalised assistance under the NDIS, an individual must meet a disability requirement and be under 65 years old to join the scheme. The NDIS was first introduced in 2013 at multiple trial sites, with a full rollout starting in 2016 and a rollout in all states and territories in July 2020.

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There are 3 types of support budgets which is core supports budget, capacity building budget and capital support budget under the NDIS.

Core Supports Budget

The core support budget includes 3 categories of support which are Daily Activities, Assistance with Social, Community Participation and Consumables.

The core supports budget is the most flexible which means you may change one type of core budget to others.

Capacity Building Budget

The Capacity Building budget is not flexible compared to the Core Supports budget. Its budget is fixed and non-transferable. The capacity building support can be divided to 8 categories which include:

1. Choice and Control
2. Daily Activity
3. Employment
4. Health and Wellbeing
5. Home Living
6. Lifelong Learning
7. Relationships
8. Social and Community Participation

Capital Support Budget

The Capital Support is special because it can only be used in 2 special categories which include:

1. Home Modifications
2. Assistive Technology – includes equipment items for mobility, personal care, communication and recreational inclusion

More details about Types of support budgets NDIS
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As we know, supports and services delivered for NDIS participants and there are three categories of NDIS support budgets. Under these budgets, NDIS services or supports 15 categories to help participants to achieve their goals.

1 Assistance with Daily Life
2 Transport
3 Consumables
4 Assistance with Social & Community Participation
5 Assistive Technology
6 Home Modifications
7 Coordination of Supports
8 Improved Living Arrangements
9 Increased Social and Community Participation
10 Finding and Keeping a Job
11 Improved Relationships
12 Improved Health and Wellbeing
13 Improved Learning
14 Improved Life Choices
15 Improved Daily Living

Although the NDIS plan covers a multitude of support and services for people with disability, there are some cases where the NDIS does not provide funding if:

1. The activity is not related to the participant's disability
2. It is the same as other supports delivered under different funding through the NDIS
3. It relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant's support needs
4. It is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others
5. It can be more appropriately or effectively delivered by another system

More details about Supports and services funded by the NDIS

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How can you look at your budget when you already have an NDIS plan? This information can be queried via the My NDIS app. To learn more about the My NDIS app, please click my NDIS.

Choice Support Tasmania is one of the largest and best NDIS registered providers in Tasmania.

Please contact us for more information or get the supports from us. The number is on the top right of the page or you can fill in the contact form below.
  • 447 Main Road, Glenorchy TAS, Australia
  • Head Office