What does reasonable and necessary mean?

Reasonable and necessary are the words the NDIS use when talking about what the NDIS will fund.

Means that something is fair.

Means something you must have.

The NDIS pay for reasonable and necessary supports that will help you be more independent, join in the community and get the services and equipment you need. A few questions you might want to consider in determining if a product or service is reasonable and necessary:

  • Disability Related - Do I need this because of my disability?
  • Goals - Does it help me reach/move towards my goals, objectives and aspirations in my plan?
  • Value for money - Are the costs reasonable, thinking about both the benefits and the cost of other ways that might get similar results?