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NDIS eNewsletter: New Price Guide

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Supported independent living (SIL)

From 30 April 2020, two support items were temporarily introduced to manage the care and support of participants in supported independent living (SIL) who are diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Cleaning services—$300 for a one-off professional deep cleaning of a residence of a participant newly diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Additional supports—$1,200 can be claimed each day in addition to the usual SIL claim, to ensure participants get the support they need. This can be claimed from the date that the infection is confirmed until the participant is no longer infectious.

This applies until 30 September 2020, with a review before the end of June 2020.

 

Low cost assistive technology (AT)

To assist participant access to supports and interpreting services which are now being delivered online, a temporary support item has been introduced so that participants can use capacity building funds to claim for low cost AT items to receive their funded supports and services.

This includes items such as fitness equipment and smart devices.

The cost of a smart device should not exceed $750.

A number of requirements need to be met before participants can use NDIS funds to buy low cost AT items including that purchases are in consultation with existing support providers—refer to the Price Guide for details.

This applies from 30 April 2020 until 30 September 2020, with a review before the end of June 2020.



Source:
Unknown Author, 2020, NDIS (https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing)

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