Depending on your individual needs, the support and services you need, NDIS will allocate you in on or more support budget categories.
There are three types of support budgets that may be funded in your NDIS plan:
Your funding is based on what is reasonable and necessary for your needs, in addition to the support provided by family, friends and other community and government services that you need to live your life and achieve your goals.
You must only use your NDIS funding on supports and services that are related to your disability and will help you to achieve the goals in your NDIS plan.
Core Supports Budget
Core Supports will support you with your everyday activities, your current disability-related needs and to work towards your goals.
Your Core Supports budget is the most flexible, and in most cases, you can use your funding across any of the following four support categories.
However, there are instances where you do not have flexibility in your funding, particularly for transport funding.
Notice – How you can spend your transport funding and how it is paid to you will be different for each person.
Capacity Building Supports NDIS
Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you reach your long-term goals. This funding can be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category.
The Capacity Building categories are:
Capital Supports Budget
Capital Supports will fund higher-cost pieces of assistive technology, equipment and home or vehicle modifications. Also funding for one-off purchases, you may need (including Specialist Disability Accommodation).
It is important to remember that funds within the Capital Supports budget can only be used for their specific purpose and cannot be used to pay for anything else.
The Capital Supports budget has two support categories:
How NDIS Funding Support can help the NDIS participants?
The NDIS was created to support people with a disability, giving the participants more choice and control over decisions that affect their lives by supporting them in building their independence, confidence and skills to do every day things such as cooking, taking care of themselves, participating in the community, studying or getting a job.
NDIS participants can also be supported while developing social skills and becoming more active in their community; they can be supported when they are looking for a job and need some help writing applications and connecting with job agencies; supported to learn more about nutrition and then, keeping their body healthy building mobility, strength and coordination to get out and about independently; supports for learning and education such as help applying to TAFE or a support worker attending classes with the NDIS participants.
Therapy to build and maintain participants physical and mental well-being, learn budgeting skills to be able to look after their own money and household expenses, developing communications skills so they can attend a community class or work, building confidence to catch public transport and to be able to get to appointments on their own. These are just some examples on how to build capacity ensuring participants have the knowledge, mobility, information and support they need to get more control of their lives.