NDIS Price Guide 2020-21
Following the Annual Price Review, the NDIS has recently released its NDIS Price Guide 2020-21 which will be effective from 1 July 2020. The actual price limits will be published in June as they depend on the outcome of the Fair Work Commission decision on minimum wages, which is due to be handed down shortly.
It’s a good opportunity to read through and become familiar with it before it goes live.
Notable new initiatives include:
- Psychosocial recovery coaches to offer additional support
- New line items for Individualised Living Options (ILO)
- Set price limits for SIL supports to replace the current quoting and negotiation process
- Supports in Employment to increase employment opportunities for participants
Individualised Living Options (ILO) are focused on working with NDIS participants and their family to consider their needs and preference to consider their needs and preferences and design a flexible package of supports. You can read more on the NDIS website here about ILOs
There are some temporary increases in response to the current COVID-19 environment also.
Anyone who has a planning meeting between now and July 1 though will not be able to include these new prices, so discuss this with your NDIS planner.
Every Australian Counts has put together this summary and you can read more here – NDIS prices – the good, the bad and the ugly
You can also check Understanding the Price Guide on the NDIS website for information on how the new guide may affect you, your family and your carers.
It’s important to be aware of pricing changes so you can be sure you are getting value from your plan over the next year and can track your budget, and to have the opportunity to talk to your service providers about price changes.
QDN will keep members updated as more information comes in.