What are reasonable and necessary supports?
A participant’s reasonable and necessary supports take into account any informal supports already available to the individual, as well as formal supports. Reasonable and necessary supports are funded by the NDIS in a range of areas. These supports will help participants to:
- Pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations.
- Increase their independence.
- Increase social and economic participation, and;
- Develop their capacity to actively take part in the community.
When the NDIA makes decisions about which supports would be reasonable and necessary for a participant, they refer to the particular operational guideline that relates to each specific support.
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
- Daily personal activities.
- Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities.
- Therapeutic supports including behaviour support.
- Mobility equipment.
To see more supports that are funded or not funded by the NDIS, visit the participant page on the NDIS website.