|NDIS have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis to assist participants and providers to maintain supports during this turbulent time. The latest update is below and we will explain how this will affect your support and funding.|
|NDIS Changes and DAS|
During this period, we are doing everything possible to maintain support for all our participants as well as provide sufficient support and work for our support workers. The NDIS has made new announcements that will allow us to continue supports while remaining viable for participants, staff and the future.
We have every bit of confidence that our service along with all our amazing staff and participants will continue to be supported and employed
through this period.
What’s changing for us?
From the 25th March 2020 the following changes will be made at DAS; Cancellation period change: we have always had a cancellation period that has been shorter than NDIS stipulate as a means to help participants make the most of their funding.
However we will make the following change in line with the new NDIS announcement to help us through this period.
‘The definition of short notice cancellation is changed. From 25 March 2020, participants will be required to give 10 business days’ notice (up from two days) for a cancellation if they want to avoid paying the full fee for a cancelled service.”
This change will help us to pay our staff who have been dealing with a lot of cancelled supports due to the pandemic. The full 10 day cancellation will be passed on to all support workers to assist them to maintain an adequate wage while dealing with a significantly decreased workload.
This cancellation period will only be in use until 25th September 2020
10% price increase for a select few line items
The NDIA will temporarily increase price limits by 10 per cent for the following critical supports, effective 25 March 2020:
– Assistance with Daily Life (not including Supported Independent Living)
– Assistance with Social and Community Participation
– Improved Health and Wellbeing (not including personal training)
– Improved Daily Living Skills
Participant plans are being extended to ensure they maintain adequate funding to get through the next 6 months. We will monitor funding and will ensure no participants are left without support.
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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.