Over $850 Million extra will be injected into the NDIS with an increase in price limits for therapy, attendant care and community participation, effective from 1 July 2019.
Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson said the new prices include a minimum increase of almost $11 per hour for therapists and up to a 15.4 percent price increase to the base limit for attendant care and community participation.
“We are committed to the development of a vibrant disability services market that enables NDIS participants to have genuine choice and control over the services and supports they need,” Mr Fletcher said.
Providers have welcomed the changes as many in the industry have called for increases to improve sustainability. This fine tuning of the NDIS will go some way to improving sustainability and address concerns raised by the disability sector.
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