Supports covered by SIL funding.
SIL pays for support workers to provide all the person-to-person supports you need to live independently and access the community. If you think of all the personal assistance you require to complete everyday activities in a 24-hour period, they’re the things likely to be covered by SIL.
What SIL covers:
- Personal care such as getting into or out of bed, showering or getting dressed
- Meal preparation and cooking
- Assistance with household tasks such as cleaning and laundry
- Support with grocery shopping
- Help getting to community activities or learning to travel independently
- Tasks associated with running a household such as paying bills
- Medication management
- Help to build independence in the home by learning new skills
- Support for managing challenging behaviours
- 24/7 and overnight care.
What SIL does not cover:
- Rent or mortgage payments
- Utilities such as electricity, phone or internet
- Food and groceries
- Household supplies that are not related to a disability such as cleaning and gardening supplies
- Home repairs or maintenance
- Day-to-day living expenses such as taxi fares and toiletries.
Items covered by other NDIS budgets such as transport, consumables and assistive technology cannot be purchased with SIL funding.
Can I get help to move in?
Yes! Within the NDIS Capacity Building budget, there is a support category called Improved Living Arrangements. This can be used to find a support worker to help you make all the necessary arrangements such as getting power and the internet connected and organising a moving truck if not covered by the SIL provider.
How do SIL providers get paid?
SIL funding is paid weekly or fortnightly so support workers can be paid regularly.
- If you are plan managed, a plan manager like Leap in! receives and pays invoices from the SIL provider on your behalf
- If you self manage, you will pay the SIL provider directly
- If you are Agency managed, the NDIA pays providers on your behalf.