18 Jan P2P Reasonable and necessary – understanding NDIS supports.
The NDIS uses some words that are new to us. An NDIS participant is a person approved to receive support. The NDIS uses ‘reasonable and necessary’ to help us to understand what will be funded and what will not.
For support to be funded it needs to:
- Relate to your disability and help your independence
- Support the needs, goals and dreams in your plan
- Help you access social and employment opportunities with dignity. This does not include day-to-day living costs. Support is linked to your disability
- Help build skills to live the life you want: education, volunteering or learning something new
- Buy or hire equipment or services helping you live an ordinary life. Perhaps a wheelchair, assistive technology or home or car modifications.
- Be good value for money – the costs of the support are reasonable. Ask yourself: What is the benefit to me and is this a fair price?
- Consider how much help you receive from your family, carers and the community
- Not duplicate services you already receive.
Parent 2 Parent can help you plan for the NDIS. Our Gladstone team are ready to assist. A an independent organisation registered under the NDIS we provide Plan Management and Support Coordination.