Understanding Your NDIS Plan

Anyone can find it challenging to understand what is in their NDIS plan and the support that they can access it. Here we will explain to you the various support types with tips on how to utilise your funding in the best possible way. 

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What are the types of support in an NDIS plan?

NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The goal of this scheme is to provide support for people with a disability and under the age of 65 years. The individual receives funds for this purpose, and for this, NDIS has three different funding types: Core, Capital, and Capacity Building. NDIS Support Categories organises support under these three funding types. It can be a little confusing, and so we explain to you which supports can be funded in each category. 

  • Core
  • Capital
  • Capacity Building

CORE Supports

It entails all the basic things that one needs to live the daily life suitably. Core support is a flexible funding option, and it lets you transit your budget from Core Support Category to another. It has the following categories: 

  • Assistance with daily living: It will support you to be as independent as possible.
  • Transport Allowance: Applicable if you cannot use public transport due to your disability.
  • Consumables: These are supplies related to your everyday use and need.
  • Assistance with Social and Community Participation: Offers support for you to participate in the community, social, and recreational activities.

CAPITAL

It is significant funding from NDIS. It provides one essential item that one needs for support in daily life. There is no flexibility here, and hence moving your budget from one category to another is not possible. You have to utilize these funds for the items as agreed upon during the planning meeting. Generally, you need to get the quote approved by NDIA before the purchase. 

  • Assistive Technology: Funds for items like prosthetics, wheelchairs, orthotics, etc.
  • Home Modifications and Specialized Disability Accommodation: Funds additions or modifications to make your home suitable for you live life independently. It may include rails and ramps.

CAPACITY BUILDING

This funding type aims to support you in building skills that enable you to become more independent. Here again, there is no flexibility regarding fund movement, and one needs to spend it as agreed. 

  • Support Coordination: Help you find and connect with the best supports for assistance.
  • Improved Living Arrangements: In finding secure accommodation or keeping a suitable one.
  • Increased Social and Community Participation: To participate in activities in building skills and independence.
  • Finding and Keeping a Job: Supports you in finding or keeping a job for you.
  • Improved Relationships: Maintaining positive changes for improved relationships and your life
  • Improved Health and Well Being: Support for maintaining and increasing your wellbeing if limited by your disability.
  • Improved Learning: Assists and supports further education for you.
  • Improved Life Choices: Build and improve your financial and organizational skills.
  • Improved Life Choices: Build and improve your financial and organisational skills.
  • And more...

If you are looking for more information on these three categories and subcategories, visit the official NDIS website here. For any further queries, contact and our representatives will be glad to help you. 

If you have any more questions about your NDIS plan, contact our team. We’re here to help.