NDIS funds supports which are related to your disability, value for money, effective and beneficial and most appropriately funded or provided by NDIS.
The supports must meet ALL of the criteria below to be considered reasonable & necessary:
- the support is related to your disability
- the support will help you pursue your goals and aspirations
- the support will help you undertake activities that will increase your social and economic participation
- the support is value for money, which means that the costs are reasonable:
+ when compared to the benefits to be achieved, for example, whether purchasing the support is likely to reduce the cost of funding other supports in the long term
+ when compared to alternative options that may provide you with the same outcome at a similar or cheaper cost
- the support is likely to be effective and beneficial for you, having regard to good practice and evidence
- the support is required to complement the informal supports you have available, by taking into account what is reasonable for families, carers, informal networks and the community to provide
- the support is most appropriately funded or provided by the NDIS
- the support is not more appropriately funded by another service system, agency, person or body, such as the education system or the health system.