While thinking about supports, remember that NDIS supports must be:
‘reasonable and necessary’ for a person living with a disability to live an ‘ordinary life’
(we prefer the term meaningful life – who wants life to be ordinary!)
Reasonable means fair. Necessary means you really need it. The NDIS will give money for things that are fair and that you need to overcome to live your life.
To decide if a support is ‘reasonable and necessary’ the National Disability Insurance Agency look at:
Don’t forget, everyone is different and so are their support needs. What is reasonable and necessary for you might not be the same for another person. If the National Disability Insurance Agency decides a support is not reasonable and necessary but you think it is, you should try to explain by answering the questions above. If you are still not happy with the decision you can appeal. Check out our information on making an appeal here.
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