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A participant’s reasonable and necessary supports take into account any informal supports already available to the individual (informal arrangements that are part of family life or natural connections with friends and community services) as well as other formal supports, such as health and education.
Reasonable and necessary supports are funded by the NDIS in a range of areas, which may include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing. These supports will help participants to:
pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations
increase their independence
increase social and economic participation, and
develop their capacity to actively take part in the community.
How does the NDIA know what is reasonable and necessary?
The NDIA makes decisions based on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and the rules made under the NDIS Act. The operational guidelinesalso provide practical guidance for decision makers.
When the NDIA makes decisions about which supports would be reasonable and necessary for a particular participant, we refer to the particular operational guideline that relates to each specific support. In order to be considered reasonable and necessary, a support must:
be related to the participant’s disability
not include day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s disability support needs
represent value for money
be likely to be effective and beneficial to the participant, and
take into account informal supports given to participants by families, carers, networks, and the community.
What types of supports are funded?
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
daily personal activities
transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
therapeutic supports including behaviour support
help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
home modification design and construction
mobility equipment, and
Read more at http://bsllibrary.org.au/ndis/reasonable-necessary-supports-ndis-home-68592/