If you turn on your TV, phone, radio or just about any device right now, it’s hard to avoid news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and well, it’s a lot to take in.
Here at Leap in! we’re hearing what you want from us during these changing times. So over the coming weeks (and months) we’re focusing on what we know best:
- Providing COVID-19 updates as they relate directly to the NDIS and your NDIS Plan
- Leaving all other COVID-19 updates to relevant state and federal lead organisations (but we’ll give you easy links to find them)
- Maintaining our regular (non-coronavirus) updates with a mix of useful ideas, how-to’s, tools and strategies to make sure you’re getting the most out of your NDIS Plan
- Staying real, relevant and positive.
And, please keep telling us the types of content you’d like to receive. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, here’s a recap on this week’s most commonly discussed topics:
COVID-19 and the NDIS.
In case you missed it, here are the latest stories we have shared about COVID-19 and the recent NDIS changes.
- FAQs: Changes to NDIS Plans and budgets during COVID-19
- Priority home grocery delivery for NDIS recipients during COVID-19
- FAQs: COVID-19 and NDIS Plans
- Telehealth appointments.
What is reasonable and necessary?
The term reasonable and necessary is one you are likely to come across a lot throughout your NDIS journey.
Reasonable and necessary means that whatever supports you receive must:
- Be related to your disability
- Represent value for money
- Be likely to be beneficial
- Take into account any supports you already receive from family, friends or the community.
What types of supports are funded?
Your NDIS Plan will be unique to you and your life. Supports funded differ from person to person so it’s important to research what’s available to ensure you get the right ones.
The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports that help you to:
- Pursue your goals and aspirations
- Increase independence
- Increase social and economic participation
- Develop your capacity to take part in the community.
Supports can include mobility equipment, assistance with day-to-day activities, help with household tasks and more!
Take a look at our previous article: What types of supports are funded?
NDIS budget categories explained.
Understanding the different budget categories in your NDIS Plan can be confusing.
The key thing to remember is that there are 3 main support budget categories: Core, Capital and Capacity Building. Each category includes a number of specific budgets to fund relevant supports and services.
Take a look at our previous article: NDIS budget categories explained.
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