At InFocus, our team of Brisbane based Support Coordinators and Plan Managers help NDIS participants understand and get the most out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). One way that we do this is to help participants understand their options when it comes to NDIS funding for accommodation. There are four main options, they are:
Special Disability Accommodation (SDA)
SDA funding can be used to make the home you already live in more accessible. By making modifications to your home so that it is safer, more functional and easier to get around to give you more independence. There are four separate design categories under SDA, each with varying requirements and standards that must be met.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
SIL funding is designed to help you with daily tasks so that you can live more independently. SIL covers support that you receive in your home, it does not cover rent, home modifications or day-to-day living expenses. Examples of SIL funded supports includes assistance with daily household and/or personal tasks such as:
The NDIA advise that SIL is best suited to participants who are over 18 years old with high support needs, requiring a significant amount of support with daily tasks.
SIL is commonly provided in a shared living environment, where a group of NDIS participants live together. SIL funding is provided on an individual basis to meet the needs of each participant.
If you’re looking for a SIL home, this is something you should talk about with your Support Coordinator.
Individual Living Options (ILO)
ILO is a package of supports that enables you to choose where and how you live to suit your needs and goals. While there are a variety of ILO options, these packages commonly include the following accommodation choices:
You can’t use ILO funding for:
Medium Term Accommodation
The NDIA may fund medium term accommodation, an option which provides you somewhere to live if you can’t move into your long-term home because your disability supports aren’t ready. To be eligible for medium term accommodation, you must have a home that you plan to move into in the long term. Medium term housing is most commonly funded by the NDIA for up to 90 days.
Contact InFocus Today
If you’d like assistance with the NDIS or with figuring out which accommodation style is right for you, contact InFocus today. Simply call 928 437 or email email@example.com
When you are Plan Managed with InFocus the Careview Advantage App provides you with important information about your NDIS plan at your fingertips. The app gives you a better understanding of your NDIS funding and how it’s used.
One way that we support NDIS participants is to help you to understand your options when it comes to funding for accommodation including SIL, SDA and ILO. So that you can have choice and control over where and how you live.
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