Changes to NDIS as Victoria enters into a Covid state of disaster.

Changes to NDIS as Victoria enters into a Covid state of disaster.

As VIC enters into a Covid state of disaster and outbreaks are occurring in NSW, the NDIA has adjusted prices and added new codes this week in response to the current situation.

3 Aug, 2020.

To find out how the new prices affect you, or what additional things you can claim for such as PPE,

feel free to contact us at Aspect Plan Management on 1300 770 986 or email contact@aspectndis.com.au

 

A new NDIS Price Guide was recently introduced that is effective as of the 31st of July 2020. As Metropolitan Melbourne enters stage four restrictions and community transmission of coronavirus is not abating in Victoria and New South Wales, additional temporary measures have been included in the new NDIS Price Guide.

 

These include new codes to cover the cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face masks, for participants who utilise face-to face assisted living supports. These measures ensure that participants more at risk are supported by having access to PPE and are continually able to receive their disability supports.

 

New Support items added to the NDIS Price Guide:

The temporary arrangements which apply in New South Wales and Victoria are now included in the updated Price Guide. These temporary arrangements are currently in place from 29 July 2020 until 30 September 2020. The NDIA will continue to monitor the situation and may implement further measures.

PPE for workers and participants in NSW and Victoria—including masks for providers delivering face-to-face supports assisting participants. [Codes 01_797_0104_1, 01_797_0107_1 and 01_797_0115_1]

PPE for participants in NSW and Victoria—including masks
Participants in NSW and Victoria can use their Core funds to purchase PPE to use if they receive an average of at least one hour a day of face-to-face supports assisting with their daily living. [Code 03_040000919_0103_1_1]

Cleaning services in Victoria
If a participant in Victoria has a support worker attending their home who later tests positive, then the participant will also be able to access a one-off professional deep clean through their NDIS funding. [Code 01_795_0104_1 and 01_795_0107_1]

Supporting participants in Victoria required to self-isolate or quarantine
Participants in Victoria required to quarantine or self-isolate will also be able to access additional Assistance with Daily Living and Short-Term Accommodation as needed.
SIL supports in Victoria
Participants living in SIL in Victoria who are required to quarantine or self-isolate are also now eligible to access:

  • A one-off professional deep clean
  • Additional Assistance with Daily Living and Short-Term Accommodation as needed.

Participants impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) will be prioritised to ensure they continue to receive their disability related supports, including any additional supports or funding they need.

 

To find out how the new prices affect you, or what additional things you can claim for such as PPE, feel free to contact us at Aspect Plan Management on 1300 770 986 or email contact@aspectndis.com.au

 

If you would like to explore the new updates, the following link is to the 2020-2021 Price Guide: https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing#ndis-price-guide-2020-21

More information about the latest information from NDIS: https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/latest-advice-ndis

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