Following national consultation on the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments framework, the National Disability Insurance Agency has released a position paper on draft pricing and payments.

The paper is said to be designed to provide advice to the market and to give stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the NDIA’s approach.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to specialist designed housing for NDIS participants that require integrated housing and supports, due to their significant functional impairment and/or complex needs.  SDA has historically been delivered primarily by State and Territory Governments, but from 1 July 2016, funding for SDA will begin to be transitioned to the NDIS.

Eligible NDIS participants will receive funding in their packages to support the cost of the accommodation. This funding is not to cover support costs, which are assessed and funded separately by the NDIS.

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