NDIS quotable support items and claiming updates

Acacia Plan Management quotable support items

When the Price Guide 2020-21 was released, the NDIA included additional detail about NDIS quotable support items, such as preparation and delivery of meals. The clarification was added to address the practice of flexible core funds being used to pay for quotable support items that have not been approved as reasonable and necessary. Providers should […]

The importance of having a service agreement

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While having a one isn’t obligatory, it is important to have a service agreement with your providers. Why, you ask?   The written agreement will clearly outline what each party agrees to, it sets out expectations, how services will be delivered and at what cost.  It helps to remove any grey areas and if any difficulties […]

What does reasonable and necessary supports really mean?

Acacia Plan Management reasonable and necessary supports

The more time you spend getting to know the ins and outs of the NDIS and your funding, the more times you’re likely to come across the phrase ‘reasonable and necessary’.  What does this mean and how does it affect your NDIS funding and supports? In simple terms, reasonable is defined as something fair and necessary is something […]

Will my plan cover gardening, cleaning and handyman services?

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Whether the NDIS will cover the cost of cleaning depends on your individual circumstances. Does your disability prevent you from carrying out these duties yourself? If gardening, cleaning and handyman maintenance assistance enables you to live an ordinary life, NDIS may deem it reasonable and necessary to fund these household activities. Note that the NDIS […]

How to have Plan Management included in your NDIS plan

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If you have chosen to have your funds plan managed, all you need to do is ask for it during your meeting or at any point during your plan. Every NDIS participant has the right to have Plan Management services included in their plan.  The NDIS Act states that the “NDIA must give effect to a participant’s […]

How to appeal a decision made by the NDIA

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Do you feel dissatisfied or unhappy with a decision made for you by the NDIA?  If this happens to you, you are able to request an internal review.  If you have been directly affected by the decision, you have the right to request an appeal if it appears in the NDIS legislation’s list of ‘reviewable […]

Kris’ Story

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Kris has newfound confidence and independence, embracing change and growing his social network. Kris Meyers is a 17-year-old who loves fishing and cooking meals for his family. Kris has Autism, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and severe anxiety. After experiencing bullying at school, Kris’ mum Frances turned to online homeschooling which, despite improvements in […]

David’s Story

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David Paping is a 56-year-old travel addict.  David has an intellectual disability and has spent most of his adult life living in a hostel in Wacol with little opportunity to participate in society and enjoy what life had to offer.  David’s mother felt she couldn’t confidently navigate the services available to David under the NDIS, […]