Core Supports - Transport
This is the fourth instalment in our NDIS Funding Categories series where we discuss what plan categories are available and what they can be used for.
The first 4 blogs in the series will cover our Core Supports.
If you haven't already, we highly recommend you read parts 1, 2 and 3 in this series Core Supports - Assistance with Daily Activities, Core Supports - Assistance with Social & Community Participation, and Core Supports - Consumables for information about Core Supports and how they're flexibly used.
Part 4 - Transport
For some participants, the NDIS will allocate a Transport budget for them to use if the participant is unable to use public transport without difficulty due to their disability. In most cases, this transport budget is paid directly to you on a fortnightly basis, but it may also be made plan managed.
Transport funding is used to fund your transport only, and not to be used to pay a carer or someone else to drive you around. It can be used to pay for bus or taxi fares or other types of transport such as trains or trams.
If your Transport funding is plan managed you'll be able to submit receipts or invoices to the plan manager for payment or reimbursement. If you receive the fortnightly direct payment then no further action needs to be taken and the funding will be available for you to use.
This concludes the first 4 instalments of our blog series on Core Supports. Stay posted for our next instalment where we start looking into Capacity Building Supports.
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