How To Apply For Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Funding

To move into a shared home with disability services, you must first discover a suitable residence and acquire appropriate funds. Specialist Disability Accommodation is one form of financing you require (SDA). Not sure if you’d be eligible for SDA money or if it’s good for you?

Here, we’ll look at how SDA funding works and how you may get started on your search for the perfect house.

Remember, if you have any questions about obtaining money or locating a house, Empowered Liveability, the leading specialist disability accommodation in Melbourne is here to help.

What exactly is SDA funding?

SDA financing is money for a brick-and-mortar home in which you will dwell. Its purpose is to assist persons with severe functional impairments or significant support needs in living as independently as possible.

Depending on your needs, SDA funding is available for four different types of dwellings. These are known as Design Categories, and they include the following:

Improved Liveability: This sort of housing must provide ‘reasonable’ physical access to those with sensory, intellectual, or cognitive disability.

Fully Accessible – This type of residence must offer a ‘high’ degree of physical access for those with a considerable physical handicap, such as wheelchair-accessible in the bathroom, kitchen, and outside spaces.

High Physical Support: This home features a high level of specialised design and physical access, such as ceiling hoists, assistive and communication technology, and emergency power solutions.

Robust: This sort of house requires easy physical access as well as extra safety elements such as getaway rooms for participants and staff, as well as impact-resistant materials.

At this point, all you need to know is that the SDA application process will identify which kind of home is best for you, depending on your assistance needs.

Who qualifies?

To be eligible for NDIS SDA money, you must satisfy the following criteria:

– You require a lot of assistance or have a severe functional disability.

– You can demonstrate that SDA will assist you in achieving your NDIS goals, give chances for skill development, and provide long-term benefits.

In other words, you must show that your request for SDA financing is reasonable and required to assist you in enhancing your independence, quality of life, and overall well-being.

Your first step should be to get a Housing Assessment Report. Your occupational therapist will do a thorough evaluation (which normally takes 12 to 15 hours) to determine whether you are eligible for financing and what type of home best meets your support requirements.

In addition to the occupational therapist’s Housing Assessment Report, it’s a good idea to include extra supporting documentation such as:

– A letter of support from a health professional – this might be your primary care physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, or any other allied health practitioner.

– A Housing Plan to demonstrate that the financing is appropriate and essential – another report completed by your Support Coordinator or Occupational Therapist summarising your current living situation and requirements.

Empowered Liveability has been providing different services such as disability housing investment in Brisbane and delivers safe and secure housing plans. Please contact our 24/7 accessible support at 1300-974-912 for further details.