On 3rd February 2020, the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced that from 1st March 2020, Core Support funding could be used to claim for transportation to and from NDIS funded community-based activities. This is in addition to the time of the support worker, for which they can already claim.
This change allows service providers to claim for transportation costs for NDIS funded activities provided they remain within the price caps. A service provider can claim up to $0.85 a kilometre for a standard vehicle not modified for accessibility and up to $2.40 a kilometre for a vehicle that is modified for accessibility or a bus. Other forms of transport or associated costs can be claimed up to the full amount, such as road tolls, parking, public transport fares.
The updated NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue will become available in the coming weeks.