Frequently Asked Questions

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started off on a trial basis in Australia in the year 2013 and was officially rolled out at the national level in July 2016.

In short, NDIS is meant to provide individuals with certain funds or support that give them the option as well as control to purchase services, depending upon their goals, aspirations and lifestyles. It also offers the participants the chance to overcome their limitations and lead a life of self-esteem, dignity and independence and meet the objective of their lives.

In general, the NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports that help a person living with a disability enjoy an ordinary life. These supports and services fall into three categories.

Core Funding

A support that assists with activities of daily living, participation in community activities and supports.

Capital Funding

A support for an investment, such as assistive technologies; equipment and home or vehicle modifications; or funding for capital costs (e.g., to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).

Capacity Funding

A support that helps build independence and skills, improvement of health & wellbeing, learning and various support coordination.

NDIS also funds all the ‘necessary and reasonable’ supports that are needed to meet the needs and requirements of the participants and help them achieve their goals. Reasonable and necessary support include:

  • Supports that are needed to help the participants achieve their goals
  • Support needed by participants to overcome the constraints and disability and take part in the community activities.
  • Supports that are beneficial to the participants and those are evidence-based (tried & tested)
Please refer to this NDIS Pricing Arrangements Guide (PDF). Register your interest with Knight & Day Disability Support Services, click here.

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