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NDIS 101

Home & Living

NDIS & Housing - Who pays for what?

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House hunters can receive NDIS-funded supports towards their home and living goal. However, the NDIS won’t fund things that fall outside its responsibility or everyday expenses such as rent, mortgage payments or utilities. Here is a summary of who funds what (more detail can be found in the NDIA Operational Guidelines):

What the NDIS funds

  • Support of personal care such as assistance with showering and dressing

  • Help around the house such as assistance with cleaning and laundry

  • Supports to build the capacity to live independently

  • Supports to improve livings skills, money and household management, social and communication skills, and behavioural management

  • Supports which assist to obtain or maintain accommodation

  • Assistive technology

  • Home Modifications (in privately owned dwellings)

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation

What other systems fund

  • Income Support such as Disability Support Pension and Commonwealth Rent Assistance

  • Public and community housing

  • Homelessness and emergency accommodation assistance

  • Affordable housing (e.g., National Rental Affordability Scheme)

  • Home Modifications (in public or community housing)

  • Provision of accessible community infrastructure (e.g., community buildings and amenities)

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