NDIS Medium Term Accommodation – MTA

MEDIUM TERM ACCOMMODATION (MTA)

NDIA special provision is made available for the participants who require temporary transitional housing support while they wait for their permanent home to become ready or available for use. Typical examples of where MTA might be used as per the following eligibility conditions.

Bridging accommodation for younger participants who are at risk of being admitted to aged care or those who wish to leave aged care, while they wait for home modifications or identified specialist disability accommodation.

Participants who are ready to leave hospital but are waiting for disability related home modifications to be completed on their house.

Participants who have been found eligible for specialist disability accommodation but are waiting for a vacancy or new build to be completed.

The CRT program provides alternative community living arrangement transition pathways where the participants doesn’t need to stay in hospital or aged care facility settings any longer than they have to be.

CRT program enables people living with disability to live more supported independent living settings and one of the most fundamental aspects of all their lives is having choice and control over where the participants live, who they have the choice to live with suitable support needs.

What is the difference between Medium Term Accommodation Means? 

Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) funding support is available to NDIS participants, who require temporary transitional housing while they wait for their permanent home to become ready or available for use. Typical examples of where MTA might be used include:

  • bridging accommodation for younger participants who are at risk of being admitted to aged care, or those who wish to leave aged care, while they wait for home modifications or identified specialist disability accommodation 
  • participants who are ready to leave hospital but are waiting for disability-related home modifications to be completed on their house.
  • participants who have been found eligible for specialist disability accommodation but are awaiting a vacancy or build to be completed. 

‘The NDIS enables people with disability to live more independently and one of the most fundamental aspects of all our lives is having choice and control over where we live, who we live with and the supports we need,’ Minister Robert said.

CRT PROGRAM provides alternative solutions to people with disability in the hospital or aged care settings any longer than they have to be and by introducing funding for Medium Term    Accommodation, we’re able to mitigate the hospital discharge process seamlessly by addressing those system challenges currently has an impact on the participants, carer and family.

NDIS price guide updates on COVID -19 

https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/using-your-plan/managing-your-plan/understanding-price-guide

How much it will cost me to stay in the CRT program Medium Term Accommodation cost me? 

Answers : 

NDIS Medium Term Accommodation 90 days Funding covers once  Furnished Accommodation and Core Support, where as disability pension covers for lifestyle living expenses and meals.

CRT Program MTA charges and Living Expenses Cost 

  1. Reasonable Rental Contributions RRC 25% of Disability Pension
  2. Commonwealth Rental Assistance Allowance 100 %
  3. Disability Pension Covers: Actuals
  •        Groceries cost
  •        Medication Cost 
  •        electricity cost
  •        Water. usage. 
  •        Travel Cost. 
  •        mobile & Wifi 
  •        Cloths 
  •        Toiletries 
  •        Social outing 

Self Managed or family support or CRT PROGRAM 

How long NDIS participants could stay in CRT Medium Term Accommodation – MTA ?

Answers :  

NDIS funding For Medium Term Accommodation covers first 90 days, the planner can extended the stay base on change of circumstances.

What is Short Term Accommodation/ Respite Support 

Short Term Accommodation and Assistance/ Respite Support 

What has changed?

The NDIA has increased price limits for Short Term Accommodation and Assistance across weekdays, weekends and public holidays and from 1:1 through to 1:4 support ratios, effective 1 December 2019. 

The changes better reflect sustainable cost levels for these supports. Any impact from the price limit increases is expected to be minimal as respite is an occasional care need only. Participant plans therefore will not be indexed as a result of the change. 

The NDIA has introduced the word ‘respite’ into the title and description of all Short Term Accommodation and Assistance line items. This has been abbreviated to ‘STA and Assistance (incl. respite)’ in the Support Catalogue and Provider Portal.  

How does it affect me?

Participants can purchase respite services as a short-term accommodation support to give family and/or carers a break from their caring responsibilities.

The NDIA recognises that it is important for family and carers to take time off to manage their own health and wellbeing. This change aims to ensure they are able to achieve this. 

How much Short Term Accommodation -STA cost me ?

How long they can stay in Short Term Accommodation ? 

Generally the short term accommodation is meant for 14-28 days per year but it can be extended due to change of circumstances of people immediate supported accommodation care needs .

How much Short Term Accommodation -STA cost me ?

NDIS participants plan covers the cost of Short Term Accommodation – STA where it covers activities of daily living such as Accommodation Meals and Care support 

Where as they could contribute towards 

Travel, Medication and  social outing expenses  and personal consumables items