Managing Budgeting & Expenses with Supported Independent Living

By | April 12, 2022
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For many people with disability, the prospect of moving out, and going on independent living can be thrilling and exciting, but at the same time can also be frightening and anxious. People with a disability have certain needs that differ from other people, so changing in lifestyle will sure impacting in their life, family members, friends, and also careers. 

The prospect of stepping away from familiar places, while at the same time looking for a safe environment for your freedom of growth and forging your own path is a truly exciting way. However, due to certain needs, it might troublesome for a disabled person to go live independently by themselves. A person with a disability could also look for help by using a Supported Independent Living provider. 


First of All, What is SIL or Supported Independent Livings?

When a person is living in SDA (Specialized Disable Accommodations), SIL is a paid and contracted personal support, funded by NDIS or Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme, or a government agency responsible for funding, allocating funds, and helping people in disability to get a normal life. 

Supported Independent Living provides many things, from a personal support worker, lifestyle assistant to get helped you adjust your independent living lifestyle, insurance, healthcare, and many other personal needs. The costs of living with SIL might vary, but generally, there are at least two costs that residents in supported living accommodations need to cover such as daily support expenses and Living or lifestyle expenses.

The Process of Getting NDIS Funding for Your SIL

If you’re an eligible candidate of receiving NDIS funding, then you can receive government funding for Supported Living from the agency. The funding might include funds for covering living support, therapeutic support, support workers, accommodations, home modifications, vehicle modifications, and mobility equipment. 

Contact your support coordinator and also your NDS agency planners to start working out on planning what you need, and your SIL finding to make your journey to have normal living with many people easier as you can. You will also need to contact your planners to start managing budget, planning and budgets for independent living, and calculating the expenses. 

How Many Funds Are Eligible For You From NDIS?

The amount of funds each person is eligible from NDIS depends on the individual needs and also specific goals they want. Different needs such as wanting to live alone or no problem living in shared accommodation or living with supported workers is also an option that might change how much funding you are eligible for. It is up to your choice on how you will live later. 

NDIS will also research you to determine how much you will need, what kind of support you will need, do you need a special health practitioner? Do you also need to be close by to your family members? Another factor that might come into consideration is the ratio of support needed for each and every member of shared accommodations. 

Which Provider Works Best for Me?

It all depends on your needs, and your choice. Each and every Supported Independent Living provider has its own budget and funding, so it is up to your choice to choose and manage that funding for your SIL.