Stress Less – The NDIS
There is no doubt that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) opens up so many doors for people with a disability, but we all know how overwhelming navigating the rules and regulations can sometimes be. We are here to help you understand the process and make this journey as smooth as possible. We want you to get the most out of your funding, with the least amount of stress possible.
The NDIS provides funding to Australians who have a permanent and significant disability. The NDIS also provides information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
If you are new to the NDIS, this link offers in depth and thorough information on each step of getting prepared for your NDIS journey
Understanding my NDIS plan
Your NDIS plan consists of 3 Support Budgets
Core, Capacity Building and Capital.
Each of these support budgets is divided into several categories.
Your Pathways Program will be funded by the CORE supports , Assistance with Social & Community Participation (Category 4)
Please also have a look at this page, which explains the various support categories, with handy examples and tips how to use your funding.
Reasonable and Necessary
If you have gone over the above information, you will come across the term “reasonable and necessary”. This is the foundation of how the NDIS determines what kind of support will be funded and included in your NDIS plan, so it is really important that you familiarise yourself with it.
This link gives some insight into what is really meant by “reasonable and necessary”and how you can apply this concept to get the funding you need.