How Does NDIS Funding Work?

NDIS participant budgets can be allocated to three separate types of support purpose

1) Core

Supports that enable participants to complete activities of daily living. Participant budgets often have a lot of flexibility to choose specific supports with their core support budgets, but cannot reallocate this funding for other support purposes (i.e. capital or capacity building supports).

 

2) Capital

An investment, such as assistive technologies – equipment, home or vehicle modifications, or for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Participant budgets for this support purpose are restricted to specific items identified in the participant’s plan. The NDIS publishes separate price guides for Assistive Technology and Specialist Disability Accommodation.

3 ) Capacity Building

A support that enables a participant to build their independence and skills. Participant budgets are allocated at a support category level (see next section) and must be used to achieve the goals set out in the participant’s plan.

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