NDIS Transport assistance services are available to NDIS participants who require assistance getting from one location to another. Transport assistance, as the name implies, can help you get to your destination by bus, taxi, private car, or specialised vehicle. It’s almost as if you have your own chauffeur!
This type of service offers NDIS members like you a practical and safe way to carry out tasks and activities that require you to leave the house, such as attending medical appointments, shopping for groceries, attending social gatherings with friends and family, or going to the movies.
Different types of transportation assistance services
NDIS participants can select from a variety of transportation assistance services. The best part is that you can choose the one that works best for you!
The most common types of transportation services available to NDIS participants are listed below.
1. Private transport assistance
A private transport service allows you to reserve a taxi or a custom-built vehicle to pick you up and drop you off at your destination. Since you do not have to share a ride with other individuals, you can complete your errands at your convenience, such as going shopping or to the doctor.
Additionally, you can choose your own vehicle for this service. In this arrangement, a support worker will drive you around in your car to help you reach your destination safely.
2. Shared transport assistance
Similar to community transport assistance, shared services provide NDIS participants with the opportunity to travel with other passengers. The primary distinction is that all passengers are travelling to the same location, so the vehicle will not make multiple stops. The type of vehicle provided to your group will depend on its size.
Providers pair you with individuals who have similar travel arrangements and requirements. This option is a great way to meet other participants and attend social events together, in addition to helping you arrive at your destination safely and efficiently.
3. Public transport assistance
In this type of service, you will travel by train or public bus accompanied by a social carer or support worker. This option is ideal for those who are uncomfortable commuting alone. If you meet certain criteria, such as being unable to use public transportation without assistance, the NDIS will pay for your travel expenses and provide support.
4. Community transport assistance
Community transport assistance is comparable to a carpool service for NDIS participants in groups. Large, wheelchair-accessible vehicles, such as vans and buses, are commonly used because they can accommodate multiple passengers. These vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at multiple stops.
How do participants of the NDIS receive the transportation fund?
Under “Support Category 2” (also known as “Transportation Allowance”), the core support for NDIS participants is available in the form of a transportation allowance. The funds shall be deposited directly into the participant’s bank account every two weeks so that no transportation issues arise.
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