How NDIS Budget Works

Understand how NDIS budget work?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) budget is designed to provide funding for people with disabilities to enjoy the support and services they need to live their lives to the fullest. The NDIS budget is divided into three categories: core support budget, capacity building support budget, and capital support budget.

Core Support Budget: The core support budget is designed to provide funding for the daily living activities of people with disabilities. This includes support for personal care, mobility, communication, and household tasks. The core support budget is the most flexible of the three, allowing individuals to use their funding to meet their needs best. 

Capacity Building Support Budget: The capacity building support budget is designed to provide funding for people with disabilities to build their skills and increase their independence. This includes support for education and training, employment, and community participation. 

Capital Support Budget: The capital support budget is designed to provide funding for people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology, home modifications, and other equipment that helps them to achieve their goals. This includes funding for items such as wheelchairs, communication devices, and home modifications such as ramps and handrails. 

The amount of funding an individual receives through the NDIS is determined by their plan. The plan is developed in consultation with the individual, their family, and their support network and outlines the support they require to achieve their goals. The plan is reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to meet the individual’s needs.