How does NDIS Pricing works
The NDIA sets price controls for some supports included in participant plans.
The NDIA will update price controls on at least an annual basis, taking into account market trends, changes in costs and wage rates.
Understanding the Price Guide NDIS webpage, explains the key changes in the Price Guide and Support Catalogue and how they might affect participants, their families and carers. It’s important for participants to understand all of the prices they might be charged, so they can be confident of receiving value for money from their plan budget.
What has changed in NDIS Pricing?
NDIS has made some temporary changes to help participants meet current public health guidelines in Victoria. These arrangements are in place from 29 July 2020 until 30 September 2020.
From 29 July 2020 providers in Victoria may be able to charge participants for face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
This is to help keep participants and their disability support workers safe, while NDIS participants are receiving face-to-face supports to assist them with daily living.
How does it affect NDIS Participants?
Providers may contact participants to discuss pricing arrangements and update service bookings.
If a NDIS participant’s funds are low, they can call 1800 800 110. Special teams of planners in the NDIA are available to discuss their situation and undertake a plan review if needed.
What has changed in NDIS Pricing in response to COVID-19?
From 29 July 2020, if an NDIS participant has a support worker attend their home who later tests positive to coronavirus (COVID-19), the participant can pay for a one-off professional deep clean of their house through NDIS funds.
If this happens, providers may contact you to organise a one-off professional deep clean of your house using NDIS funds.
NDIS participants that need to quarantine, or self-isolate are able to access additional
Assistance with Daily Living and Short-Term Accommodation (if needed) from NDIS funds.
Contact your provider if you need to organise more Assistance with Daily Living and Short-Term Accommodation.
They can access additional Assistance with Daily Living and Short-Term Accommodation (if needed) from NDIS funds too.
They should speak with their SIL provider about organising a one-off professional SIL deep clean.
If a NDIS participant needs more assistance or their NDIS funds are low, they can call on 1800 800 110. Special teams of planners in the NDIA are available to discuss the participant’s situation and undertake a plan review if needed.
They can also talk to a LAC or planner.
You can learn more about Understanding the Price Guide on the NDIS website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/using-your-plan/managing-your-plan/understanding-price-guide