Marsden Jacob has been assisting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to develop the pricing and payments framework for Specialist Disability Accomodation.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to specialist designed housing for NDIS participants that require integrated housing and supports, due to their significant functional impairment and/or complex needs.  SDA has historically been delivered primarily by State and Territory Governments, but from 1 July 2016, funding for SDA will begin to be transitioned to the NDIS.

Eligible NDIS participants will receive funding in their packages to support the cost of the accommodation. This funding is not to cover support costs, which are assessed and funded separately by the NDIS.

The NDIS has published a position paper – which presents Marsden Jacob’s work for consultation. The paper proposes initial benchmark prices at a level sufficient to cover the full life-cycle costs of eligible accommodation.

The paper is available here: and comment can be provided to the NDIA up to Friday 15 April 2016.

For further information on Marsden Jacob’s work for the NDIA, please contact Alex Marsden in our Perth office (ph: 08 9324 1785 or email).


More information on this and other projects is available from Marsden Jacob’s webpage

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