The National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS provides all Australians under 65 living with significant and permanent disability with funding for supports and services.

The NDIS funds a range of supports and services that support the independence of the person living with disability and develop increased participation in community and workplace participation. These supports align with the goals and ability of the participant and may include support in education, employment, social independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.

Every person living with a disability has different needs. Your NDIS funding is there to help you meet your short and medium to long-term goals in your NDIS plan.

There are three types of support budgets that may be funded in your NDIS plan.

Core Support Budget

Your Core budget is the most flexible, and includes four categories of support:

  1. Consumables (e.g. purchasing everyday use items such as continence aids)
  2. Daily Activities (e.g. assistance with self-care activities during the day or evening)
  3. Assistance with Social and Community Participation (e.g. supports to enable you to engage in social or recreational activities)

Transport (e.g. if you are unable to use public transport because of your disability).

Capacity Building Budget

The Capacity Building funding is allocated across eight support sub-categories, each matched with the goals you’ve come up with in your plan.

The categories include:

  1. Choice and Control e.g. training in planning and plan management
  2. Daily Activity e.g. therapy aimed at building your capacity to participate
  3. Employment e.g. employment related assessment and counselling
  4. Health and Well being e.g. exercise advice required due to impact of disability
  5. Home Living e.g. support to obtain/retain appropriate accommodation
  6. Lifelong Learning e.g. assistance moving from school to further education
  7. Relationships e.g. positive behavioral support strategies to reduce behaviors of concern
  8. Social and Community Participation e.g. Individual life skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation.

Support Coordination (if required) is included in the Capacity Building budget. This is a fixed amount for strengthening participant’s abilities to coordinate and implement supports in their plans and to participate more fully in the community.

Capital Support Budget

The Capital Support budget relates to supports such as assistive technology or modifications to your home and as such depends on quotes from suppliers.

It has two support categories:

  • Assistive Technology – includes equipment items for mobility, personal care, communication and recreational inclusion (e.g. wheelchairs or vehicle modifications)
  • Home Modifications (e.g. rail in the bathroom).

How can AOTS help you?

We are a registered NDIS provider and our services can be claimed via NDIS if it is part of your budget and plan.

Below is a list of services that are eligible for NDIS:

  • Assistance with Plan Review
  • Support Co-ordination
  • Specialised Seating, including Wheelchair Prescription
  • Home Modifications
  • Equipment Trials and Prescription
  • Activities of Daily Living Retraining
  • Community Access
  • Carer Training
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Workplace Assessments
  • Upper Limb Therapy
  • CI Therapy
  • Computer Based Rehabilitation