NDIS Transport

NDIS Transport

NDIS Services - Transportation

What is NDIS Transport?

NDIS Transport is one of the sub-categories under the Core Supports budget. For people living with a disability, using public transport independently can be uncomfortable, difficult or even impossible. This funding item is therefore intended to support participants where it is reasonable and necessary for them to meet their travelling and transport needs.

NDIS Services - Transportation

What type of support is covered with NDIS Transport?

Where a person living with a disability cannot use public transport or get around independently, often they will need to rely on other forms of transportation. Participants can therefore use their NDIS Transport allowance to cover the cost of:

  • Access taxis
  • Community buses
  • Rideshares
  • Other suitable transport methods

Other ways the NDIS can fund transport:

Individuals living with a disability each have different needs, meaning the way in which you travel varies from person to person. Therefore, NDIS transport funding can be tailored to how you get around on a day to day basis, the level of difficulty experienced when travelling, as well as what support is needed to reach greater independence and achieve your goals.

This does mean using other funding categories however; so here are some examples of how you can use the NDIS to fund your transportation needs:

Travelling with a support worker:

If you need additional assistance when travelling around your community, the NDIS can pay for a support worker to drive you to your location or accompany you in your travel around the community. This particular form of transport support is included under the ‘Assistance with Social and Community Participation’ sub-category in Core Supports.

Building your independence to travel alone:

For some participants, building independence through travel is a common goal. If your disability has made it difficult for you to get around on your own and you wish to learn how to overcome these challenges, the NDIS can pay for public transport training or driving lessons. This particular form of transport support is included under the ‘Improved Daily Living’ sub-category in Capacity Building as it focuses on building skills and independence.

Need us to point you in the right direction?

We understand that knowing how you can use the NDIS to cover your transport needs can be confusing. With so many budget categories, you may not know what solution is best for you. So, if you do have any questions regarding how to use your NDIS plan when getting around the community, never hesitate to contact us at 08 7071 9276 for some extra guidance.
How to Access NDIS Transport funding

How to Access NDIS Transport funding:

If you wish to use the NDIS to fund your transportation needs, it is important that you discuss this with your NDIS plan manager or in your annual plan review. Be sure to come prepared with the reasons why you believe you need this additional support, as well as any supporting evidence describing your condition and how your disability limits you when using transport. Your LAC or NDIS Planner will be able to guide you as to which budget category suits you, your needs and your goals in relation to transportation funding.

NDIS Transport FAQs:

The NDIS does not cover petrol costs, as this is not deemed reasonable and necessary to support someone’s disability; it is an expense that everyone has.

There are 3 levels for NDIS transportation funding:

  • Level 1 – participants who are not working, studying or attending day programs but wish to enhance their community access will receive up to $1,606 per year.
  • Level 2 – participants who are currently working, studying part time, participating in day programs and other activities will receive up to $2,473 per year.
  • Level 3 – participants who are currently working, looking for work, or studying at least 15 hours a week and are unable to use public transport will receive up to $3,456 per year.

The NDIS does not usually fund a new car or vehicle for participants. However, the NDIS can cover the cost of car modification if it will support their transportation needs.

Yes, we do! Care Assure is a registered NDIS provider of support and services in Adelaide. This also includes transport and assistance with other supports to help you live your life with ease.

Yes, we do! We believe living in regional cities of South Australia, with a disability can be a bit difficult than living in a metropolitan city like Adelaide. We currently provide NDIS support in Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Whyalla and other regional areas of SA.  

For more information, please give us a call on 08 7071 9276 or send us a message.

Yes, you can! The NDIS aims to support participants with transport to ensure they can carry out their daily life activities with ease. Even if it means travelling to a farther location for an appointment or a visit to your loved ones.

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