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NDIS update for Queensland

NDIS participants and providers in "restricted" areas in Queensland can now claim for personal protective equipment (PPE) - following the same recent changes for Vic and NSW.

The NDIS Minister has announced temporary changes in response to the Queensland Government’s new Disability Accommodation Services Direction.

Temporary changes in restricted areas of Queensland include allowing:

  • NDIS participants to claim the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, for use when a worker is with them
  • NDIS providers to directly claim the costs of PPE for workers from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

This means that the temporary measures already in place in Victoria and New South Wales will be extended to restricted areas of Queensland.

From Saturday 22nd August, NDIS participants in restricted areas of Queensland who rely on face-to-face supports and assistance with their daily living will be able to use an existing support item (Low Cost Disability-Related Health Consumables) to claim on the cost of PPE for their own use at times their worker is with them.

The changes will also see providers in restricted areas of Queensland able to claim an allowance of $1.70 per hour of support delivered in the Activities of Daily Life Support Category, to cover the cost of PPE for workers, directly from the NDIA. This will ensure participant plan funds are not impacted by the use of PPE by their providers and workers.

You can find out more on the NDIS website