What Are Reasonable and Necessary NDIS Supports?

What Are Some Examples?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of Australia helps people with disabilities by funding of a wide range of supports. These supports include but are not limited to employment, social participation, living arrangements, and health and wellbeing.

Because of the different types of support you can get funding for, it can be confusing to identify which the NDIS will cover. While reading on NDIS information, you may keep coming across the NDIS terms “reasonable” and “necessary” relating to supports. But what does this mean?

In simple words, reasonable is something that is fair. Necessary is something you have to have because of your disability in order to live an ordinary life.

A support or service that is reasonable and necessary:

  • must be effective and beneficial to a participant’s specific disability
  • does not include daily living expenses such as rent, food, utilities (water, electricity, phone), etc. 
  • represents good value for money
  • Is not a support being given to you or can be given to you by other government services, your family, and the community

Some NDIS support services that you can receive funding for include:


  • Support workers to help with daily tasks such as personal care
  • Therapeutic supports like counselling
  • Assistive Technology aids and equipment
  • Home modifications
  • Assistance with social and community participation
  • Coordination of Supports
  • Assistance in finding and keeping a job

Every individual has different needs. Thus, it is important that you are ready to explain why a request for a certain support is “reasonable” and “necessary” in your situation.

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