The NDIS will only fund reasonable and necessary home modifications.
This often means they will give you funding to help you use certain rooms in your home such as your bedroom, living area, meal area and bathroom.
Some examples of common modifications are:
- Lifting platforms
- Stair climbers
- Hand rails
- Bathroom modifications such as removal of a bath or enlarging a shower
- Widening doorways
- Kitchen modifications.
The NDIS also only funds home modifications to a person’s primary residence. If you are renting, the owner must provide a written agreement and you will also need to intend on living there into the future.
Before the NDIS will fund modifications, other possible solutions such as assistive technology will also be looked at.
For example, bathroom modifications won’t be funded if equipment, such as a shower stool, could make the bathroom safe and accessible for you.