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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is geared to provide people with choice. It enables people with disability to have control over how they spend their funds and who they choose to provide them with services and supports. The NDIS plan is central to NDIS funding as each plan captures the individual requirements that participants need funded.
CareChoice has been helping clients transition to the NDIS scheme since its roll-out in the Barwon trial site region. We have also successfully helped clients in that region prepare for their first plan review. If you are seeking assistance to transition to the NDIS we have the experience to help you.
An NDIS plan may seem confusing but is relatively straight forward for most people. It can include three support budgets, Core, Capital and Capacity Building. These are designed to offer reasonable and necessary funding depending on your support needs.
Let’s look at the budgets more closely.
The Core budget covers four categories with flexible funding. The categories are:
As for funding, you can elect to self-manage a section of your Core funding to support transport needs and receive this as an automatic periodic payment.
The Capital budget covers two support areas. They are:
The funds in this budget are not flexible and can only be used for what they are allocated for, such as personal care equipment, a rail in the bathroom or a wheelchair.
The final category, Capacity Building (CB) has numerous categories. The CB funding covers nine support categories with each category aimed to match to your goals.
The support categories include:
The funding within each of the nine support categories can be used flexibly to purchase any approved individual support that falls within that CB support category only, to assist you to achieve your identified goal.
There are some elements of the funding flexibility you need to be aware of:
To find out more about the NDIS and how our disability supports and care coordination services can help you or a family member speak with our support team here or call 1300 737 942.