Vic and NSW Providers to directly claim costs of PPE
The NDIS Minister has announced temporary changes to allow NDIS providers in Victoria and New South Wales to directly claim the costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
These changes will see providers 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.
This means that the NDIA will pay the invoices - it won't come out of individual plans. So, if your provider comes to you and asks if they can charge you for PPE, you can tell them they can talk to the NDIA and charge the NDIA.
It DOES NOT have to come out of your NDIS funds!
But please remember - this is only for people in Victoria and New South Wales.
You can find out more about Vic & NSW Providers directly claiming costs of PPE on the NDIS website.