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Have you heard the latest news regarding NDIS funding?

The NDIS have announced that as of 1 March 2022, they have increased the limit for “Mid-Cost Assistive Technology” from $5,000 to $15,000.  This an excellent change which will speed up the process of obtaining your assistive technology by cutting down the amount of documentation required by the NDIS.

Click the link below to view the NDIS press release:

https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/7467-government-providing-quicker-and-easier-access-assistive-technology-ndis-participants

There are 3 levels of funding within the NDIS as follows:

1.  Low cost – up to $1,500. Quote not required.

2.  Mid cost – from $1,500 to $15,000 (was $5,000).  Written evidence to support claim from an authorised AT Advisor (ATA) required.

3.  High cost – over $15,000. Quote required.

If you are currently waiting for funding approval for Assistive Technology that is valued between $1,500 and $15,000, based on an Active Rehab quote, below are some steps you can take to acquire your AT as soon as possible:

a) If you have received NDIS notification via SMS or email, advising you that they have approved the payment into your plan, you can contact us via Phone on 1800 987 663, or email [email protected]  with details of the NDIS notification.

b) Self-managed or Plan-managed? You or your plan manager can create the service booking and draw down the funds. Active Rehab will convert the quote to a Pro Forma Invoice, ready for you to pay from your NDIS funds.

c) Agency-managed? Active Rehab can raise the service booking for you.

d) We will now fast track the procurement, assembly, QA, delivery and fitting of your new equipment. We require your OT or PT to be present during the hand-over appointment.

If you have not yet heard from NDIS that they have updated your Plan to include funding for your new equipment, we recommend you contact NDIS directly for an update.

We encourage you to act fast on processing your order, to avoid delays due to the increasing backlog of orders going into NDIS Providers at the current time. Active Rehab is committed to providing your AT as quick as possible

Useful Links:

https://ourguidelines.ndis.gov.au/supports-you-can-access-menu/equipment-and-technology/assistive-technology/how-can-you-get-assistive-technology-your-plan#mid-cost

 https://ourguidelines.ndis.gov.au/supports-you-can-access-menu/equipment-and-technology/assistive-technologyhttps://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/assistive-technology-explained#evidence-of-at-required-and-at-assessments

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