From 1 October 2019, additional disability-related health supports will be available to purchase using NDIS funding. The typical types of support available can be grouped into eight ‘support type’ categories but this is not an exhaustive list.

The NDIA is working closely with the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to ensure participants who may be eligible for these supports have them included in their NDIS plan.

Depending on your situation, the way you can access disability-related health supports immediately may be different: 

If you have recently become eligible for the NDIS

Additional disability-related health supports can now be included in your plan, if deemed reasonable and necessary. 

If your plan is being reviewed

Additional disability-related health supports can now be included in your plan, if deemed reasonable and necessary. 

If you already have a NDIS plan

You can use your unspent core supports budget in your NDIS plan to flexibly purchase disability-related health supports (with the exception of Assistive Technology valued over $1500). Alternatively you can continue to receive support from your State and Territory health service and inform them you are an NDIS participant. Your health service will offer support to escalate your needs with the NDIA or support you to seek a plan review.

When it is time for your plan review, you can discuss your need for these supports and they will be included in your plan if they are reasonable and necessary.

More information

Find out more about specific disability-related health supports, or read the information guide:

The NDIA has designed some case studies to provide general information about how decisions will be made related to disability-related health supports:

This page current as of
21 October 2019