The funding in budget category 1, 2, 3 and 4 is referred to as the “core” budget.
The allocated funds within the core budget can be moved around and used flexibly as needed.
|Budget Number||Budget Name||Funding used for|
|1||Assistance with Daily Life (Core)||Supports within the home – e.g. gardener, cleaner, support worker to assist with personal care|
|2||Transport (Core)||The costs associated with travel that aids to meet your NDIS goals – taxi, public transport, fuel to cover cost of travel to appointments|
|3||Consumables (Core)||Low cost products that aid to meet your NDIS goals – e.g. incontinence products, PEG, shower chair|
|4||Assistance with Social and Community Participation (Core)||Supports in the community – e.g. a support worker accompanying you out into the community, for example a cafe, club or cinema|
|5||Assistive Technology||High cost products that aid to meet your NDIS goals – e.g. a wheelchair, prosthetics, car modifications|
|6||Home Modifications||High cost changes to your home that accomodate to specific needs, increase independence and safety around the home to therefore meet your NDIS goals|
|7||Support Coordination||Supports to assist you understand your NDIS plan, link you with service providers and support you through the plan review|
|8||Improved Living Arrangements||Supports to find suitable accommodation to live more independently|
|9||Increased Social and Community Participation||Supports that help you build skills within the community or learn a new skill – e.g. Tuition fees, Art classes, Equine therapy|
|10||Finding and Keeping a Job||Supports that help you find a job or to gain assistance within your work|
|11||Improved Relationships||Professionals that assist with social skills or behaviour -e.g. Psychologist, Behavioural Therapy|
|12||Improved Health and Wellbeing||Professionals that assist you with your health -e.g. Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, Dietician|
|13||Improved Learning||Supports that help you to transition from school to further education|
|14||Improved Life Choices||Plan Management to manage your NDIS funds|
|15||Improved Daily Living||Allied Health Professionals and the use of their services – e.g. Physiologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist|
Note: in your NDIS Plan, your funds may be set out a little differently – for example, you may be funded for a specific stated line item (line items refer to the different supports available within a budget category) – for example, in your NDIS Plan, you may see: 07_002_0106_8_3 (this is a line item).
To understand what this means for you, you can focus on the first two digits in the line item – in this instance, the first two digits are 07 – so, now you can refer to the table above and consider which specific support category the line item refers to – the line item in this example starts with 07 refers to budget category: Support Coordination.