Today we look at the latest price update which come into effect from 1 July 2021.
The NDIS Price Guide is now called the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. You can download different versions of pricing documents here.
The base price limit for supports provided by disability support workers has increased by 2.95%. This accounts for increases to minimum wage and the super guarantee percentage.
- Life transition planning
- Supports in employment
- Individual skills development
- Assistance with self-care activities
- Transition through school and to further education
- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities
Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) price limits also increase by 1.1% due to changes in the consumer price index.
As the NDIS mentioned previously, the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) will reduce to 4.5% from 6%.
Service providers can now claim for more than one worker during a support. This applies when a participant requires two workers or therapists during a support, like for a handover meeting.
Providers can also claim prepayments for certain supports without needing NDIA approval.
Participants are encouraged to speak to their service providers about these changes and how they affect them.
Adjusting your funds
In previous years, funds leftover in a participant’s NDIS plan after the 1 July were adjusted for the new price limits. From 1 July 2021, plans will no longer be adjusted.
The NDIA have a process in place for any participants who spend their funding ahead of their plan end date. They will work to ensure that supports continue without disruption.