Transport is an important part of freedom and independence, allowing you to see friends, get to work, and travel around town. If your disability makes it uncomfortable or impossible for you to use public Transport Assistance, the NDIS may decide it’s reasonable and necessary to provide funding to access taxis, rideshares, community transport, and other suitable transport methods.
The amount of transport allowance the NDIS provides each year depends on your personal situation and how often you work or study. Through Paradise, you will be able to access any one of the three levels of funding.
Level 1: If you are not working, studying, or attending day programs but want to increase your community access, the NDIS can provide you with $1,606 per year for transport.
Level 2: If you are working or studying less than 15 hours a week, or attending day programs, the NDIS can provide you with up to $2,472 per year for transport.
Level 3: If you spend more than 15 hours a week working, studying, or looking for work, you can receive up to $3,456 per year for transport.
Paradise can also provide you with funding to pay a support worker to drive you around or accompany you out into the community. This can include things like shopping trips, social events, or transport to medical appointments. Building independence is a common NDIS goal, and transport plays a big part in that. If your disability makes it hard for you to get around but you would like to learn to overcome these challenges and travel independently, you might be eligible for funding for things like public transport training or driving lessons.