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NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Pricing policy commences

5 Jul 2016

As outlined by the National Disability Insurance Agency, Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for participants who require specialist housing solutions to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their significant functional impairment and/or very high support needs. SDA does not refer to the support services, but the homes in which these are delivered. SDA may include special designs for people with very high needs or may have a location or features that make it feasible to provide complex or costly supports for independent living.

SDA refers only to specialist solutions and is not intended to encompass the housing needs of all people with disability. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA; Agency) will continue to work with other agencies and departments with housing responsibilities to stimulate accessible and affordable housing options for people with disability, including the promotion of universal housing designs and shared-living models.

Like all parts of the Scheme, the Agency’s approach to SDA seeks to bring greater choice and control for people with disabilities in relation to their need for reasonable and necessary housing supports. SDA funding in a participant’s plan will reflect a range of different SDA solutions.

SDA Price Guide

The SDA Price Guide is a summary of NDIS prices that will apply from 1 July 2016 for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). It is designed to assist disability support providers, both current and prospective, to understand the way that pricing and payments for SDA work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The SDA Price Guide should be read in conjunction with the NDIS Terms of Business for Registered Support Providers (the ‘Terms of Business’), including the Specialist Disability Accommodation Addendum, and the NDIS Price Guide for the relevant jurisdiction.

For further detail contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110. T

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