2021 – 2022 NDIS Price Changes

The NDIA has announced the changes to Price Limits that will take affect from the 1st July 2021.
The changes are:

  • The NDIA will update the NDIS Disability Support Worker Cost Model when the Fair Work Commission annual wage review decision for 2021-22 is released later in June.
  • This year the NDIS Disability Support Worker Cost Model will also include the Australian Taxation Office’s increase to the superannuation guarantee percentage.
  • The price limits for specialist disability accommodation will be indexed for the consumer price index and increase by 1.1%.
  • The temporary transformation payment loading (TTP) will reduce by 1.5%, as previously announced.
  • The NDIA is extending the current transitional pricing arrangements for group-based supports for a further 12 months.

The NDIA have stated that there will be no changes to the structure of price controls from 1st July, so we do not anticipate any changes to Support Coordination or Plan Management supports in this release.

What is unclear, once again, is when the new Price Guide and supporting documentation for core supports linked to the DSW Cost Model will be released prior to their effective date of 1st July. The NDIA continue to disregard the significant impacts, both time and financial, that this delay will have on the Intermediary sector regarding the updating of business systems, processes and Service Agreements that price changes require.

DIA continue to engage with the NDIA to understand the timing of the release of the Price Guide and convey the significant impact that ongoing delay’s have on our Members.

The NDIA have reiterated that the Annual Price Review cycle, and any subsequent changes, will no longer be based at the end of the financial year and we would therefore expect an Issues Paper to be released during the first half of the 2021/2022 year.