A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan outlines your goals and aspirations for living a full and equal life. It also names what services or supports you need.
Plans can take into account your current needs and future goals.
NDIS services or supports are provided through three categories of funding you can have in an NDIS plan. These categories are Core Supports budgets, Capacity Building Supports budgets and Capital Supports budgets.
- Core Supports budgets cover everyday needs and help you work towards your goals. Daily activities, consumables, social community and civic participation, and transport are the four Core Supports categories. This budget category is flexible so you can fund and unfund services in any category while keeping your overall Core Supports budget.
- Capacity Building (CB) budgets build your independence to help you meet long-term goals. There are nine Capacity Building categories and budgets are fixed within the categories, so the funding can’t be moved to another category. The categories are: Support Coordination, CB Home Living, CB Social Community and Civic Participation, CB Employment, CB Relationships, CB Health and Wellbeing, CB Lifelong Learning, CB Choice and Control and CB Daily Activity.
- Capital Supports budgets are for specific things to help you. These supports can fall into two categories: assistive technologies or transport. These support budgets can’t be used to pay for anything else.
If you’re approved for the NDIS, your plan will change as you grow and your needs change.
The NDIS website, support organisations and planners can help you think about what to include in your NDIS plan.
Local area support coordinators can also help you, especially if you want to refine plans that already exist.
If you or your supporters have any queries about the NDIS, you can call People with Disability Australia's (PWDA's) Information, Intake and Referral Service on 1800 843 929.