Can I buy additional assistive technology, electronics or equipment with my NDIS funding?
To allow NDIS participants to access low cost AT items for Support Continuity during coronavirus, such as smart devices and fitness equipment, in consultation with their existing support providers, participants can now use their existing NDIS funding to purchase an item if:
It will maintain funded NDIS supports like a program, therapy or requirement (for example physiotherapy or Auslan interpreting provided via video conferencing)
The provider of supports has confirmed in writing the device is necessary to continue supports and services while maintaining physical distancing requirements
They do not already have the item, another suitable item or access to the item
The item has not been funded by another service system (such as education)
This policy will be in place until 28 February 2021.
NDIS funding cannot be used for:
Any item that does not relate to the participant’s disability or that doesn’t help to maintain NDIS funded supports and services
Devices with specifications beyond the minimum needed
Smart phones, smart watches, iPads or tablets with mobile connections (e.g. 3G or 4G) and more