Way of Using your NDIS Core Supports

Did you realise that the money you allocate to Core Supports gives you the most flexibility? If your NDIS plan includes Core Supports, you have a lot of flexibility in how you can utilise the money you have been given. While this presents an opportunity for creativity, it also has the potential to be rather overwhelming for certain people. Therefore, in order to help you think a little bit more creatively and outside the box, we are going to discuss some of the more innovative ways that you can spend the money you have allocated for Core Supports.

What exactly are core supports, though?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) includes three different support budgets: Core Supports, Capacity Building Supports, and Capital Supports. Core Supports is one of those funds.

Your day-to-day tasks and the fundamental assistance you require to live your life and realise your ambitions are made easier with the help of core supports.

This can involve things like having someone clean your house for you if your disability prohibits you from doing so, getting continence pads, or going shopping with a support worker at your side.

Importantly, your budget for Core Supports can be adjusted as needed. This indicates that you are free to allocate your cash anyway you see fit within any of your Core Supports categories, with the exception of Category 2: Transport. This adaptability paves the way for a wealth of fascinating opportunities.

Where should I allocate the funds for my Core Support budgets?

Using the funds allotted for Core Support, you have a number of different shopping options. Now that we’ve covered some of the more obvious ones up above, let’s take a look at some less conventional ways in which you might put your Core budget to use.

Do you wish to access services (like therapy sessions) remotely but don’t have a device that will allow you to do so? iPads and tablets can help. The good news is that you might be able to use the money from your Core budget to buy an iPad or another tablet for this purpose. If you are a customer of Plan Partners, you will find that our partnership with Officeworks makes things even more convenient for you. Simply select the product you want, then give us a call, and the rest of the process will be handled by our team.
Respite care: You and the informal support network that you have established may both benefit from taking a break thanks to a stay in specialised short-term accommodation (STA). A stay at STA, which includes the help you receive while there as well as participation in any activities the facility provides, can be paid for with money taken from your Core Supports budget.

Adaptability as well as many alternatives for fund management

It is essential to keep in mind that the only way you will be able to make flexible use of Core Support funds is if they are managed in the same manner. Therefore, if you have some categories managed by a plan and others handled by yourself, you will not be able to use the cash from the category that you manage yourself to pay for a category that is controlled by a plan. As a result of this, we strongly advise that you put all of your Core Supports under the control of the same management strategy.

Maintaining a current understanding of adaptable funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) frequently makes adjustments to the types of supports that can be accessed flexibly using your Core Supports budget.

As a direct result of COVID-19, for instance, they implemented flexible funding for iPads (among other changes).

Keep an eye out for updates on our website and social media pages in order to get the most out of the support we have received from you. Maintaining an awareness of the most recent information regarding the NDIS is a fantastic approach to bring your plan to life and make the most of the resources available to you.

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