In part two (of our series about Short & Medium-Term Accessible Accommodation through NDIS) – we will help clarify where it should be included in your NDIS plan. Also, which support budget you can use. We recommend you read part one of our series on the topic before reading this. It will be easier to understand the process. Click HERE for part one.
Let’s start with understanding the NDIS Budget Categories:
Once your NDIS Plan is approved, your funds will be allocated into three support budgets. The following support budgets are generally concerned with STA and MTA. Your NDIA planner, LAC or Plan Manager will explain how your approved funds are split and which supports are applicable.
This is the most flexible support budget. The two categories under this support budget may help you access STA or MTA funding. They will be either one or both of:
Capacity Building Supports
This funding is more strictly allocated across eight support categories, that match your goals. You may be able to use the following categories to support your need for STA or MTA however you won’t be able to move funding from one sub-category to another. So it’s important that you or your Support Coordinator do some research to request adequate funding to pursue your goals. Source HERE from NDIS website.
Funding for STA or MTA may be available under this category if your SDA isn’t available at your required time.
Once you have established that you are able to use your NDIS funds to support Short & Medium-Term Accessible Accommodation, a break, respite or temporary accommodation you need to find your preferred service provider.
Having wisely chosen Accessible Accommodation, you are assured of:
Here at Accessible Accommodation, our BOOKING SERVICE will assist you and your Support Coordinator in finding the property that fits the criteria that you have provided. As our staff have disabilities, and/ or a Carer of a person with a disability, we get it. We know what to recommend based upon your unique needs, so you can access Short & Medium-Term Accessible Accommodation through NDIS.
Furthermore, you are saving time and money. Particularly as Accessible Accommodation has preferred rates with most of the properties.
Accessible Accommodation and you (or your representative) will sign an NDIS required Service Agreement to ensure that you understand the service or support that we will provide to you, and our mutual obligations to each other.
Once you have chosen your accommodation we then send an invoice to whom you choose. As plan-managed or self-managed you have a few options here.
If self-managed, we can send it to you for immediate payment and you can claim straight away through your NDIS portal. Alternatively for self-managed, you can send the Invoice to your independent Plan Manager for payment.
For plan-managed, your Support Coordinator will send it to your independent Plan Manager for payment.
Your supports will then be delivered or provided for you.
Accessible Accommodation currently cannot offer this service for Agency Managed participants.
Contact our friendly team to find out more. Call 1300 180 889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Please note this article about NDIS (STA) Short Term and (MTA) Mid Term Accessible Accommodation through The NDIS, and information has been sourced from NDIS website. NDIS guidelines change frequently, and we will endeavour to ensure this blog is kept up to date. It is meant as a guide only. Do check with whomever assists you with your NDIS plan to ensure you have all the information necessary.
Written by Leanne Watson of Accessible Accommodation. Read more about Leanne’s journey with NDIS HERE.
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