New SDA price guide 2021 – Shared living arrangements

September 29, 2020

New SDA price guide 2021 - Shared living arrangements

The new SDA price guide with regards to shared living arrangements is great news for participants, providers and investors.

Here’s an excerpt from the NDIS price guide and below is a plain English summary.

1. When a number (n) of SDA-eligible participants are sharing an enrolled dwelling with a number (m) of people who are not an SDA-eligible participant (with one person per bedroom and no vacancies) then:

(i) The SDA price limit for each of (n) SDA-eligible participants is the SDA price limit that would apply if the dwelling was of the same build type and design category and had (n) bedrooms;
(ii) The reasonable rent contribution for each of the SDA-eligible participants is equal to RRC (Single); and
(iii) The rental payment by each person who is not an SDA-eligible participant is not price regulated.

2. When an SDA-eligible participant is sharing a bedroom in an SDA enrolled dwelling with another SDA-eligible participant

(i) The SDA price limit ( for each SDA-eligible participant sharing a bedroom with another SDA-eligible participant is as follows
where is the price limit that would apply if one SDA eligible person was occupying the bedroom (after the application of paragraph 1 if necessary):
(ii) The reasonable rent contribution for each SDA-eligible participant sharing a bedroom with another SDA-eligible participant is equal to RRC (Member of a Couple); and
(iii) For any other SDA eligible participant in the dwelling:
(a) The rate of SDA payable in respect of each of those participants is ; and
(b) The reasonable rent contribution for each of those participants is RRC (Single) .

3. When an SDA-eligible participant is sharing a bedroom in an enrolled dwelling with a person who is not an SDA-eligible participant:

(i) The SDA price limit ( for the SDA-eligible participant is as follows
where is the price limit that would apply if one SDA eligible person was occupying the bedroom (after the application of paragraph 1 if necessary):
(ii) The reasonable rent contribution for the SDA-eligible participant is RC (Member of a Couple);
(iii) The rental payment by each person who is not an SDA-eligible participant is not price regulated; and
(iv) For any other SDA eligible participant in the dwelling:
(a) The rate of SDA payable in respect of each of those participants is ; and
(b) The reasonable rent contribution for each of those participants is RRC (Single)

4. When an SDA-eligible participant is sharing a bedroom with a person who is not an SDA-eligible participant and that person is a child or financial dependent of the SDA-eligible participant:

(i) The SDA price limit for the SDA-eligible participant is the same as if the participant was living in the bedroom on their own; and
(ii) The reasonable rent contribution for the SDA-eligible participant is the same as if the participant was living in the bedroom on their own.

5. The SDA amount and RRC for shared living arrangements not covered by paragraphs 1-4 above will be determined by the NDIA on a case by case basis in accordance with the principles of the NDIS.

 

 

Plain English Summary

1. TWO SDA Eligible Participants Sharing a Bedroom

– 1/2 the normal SDA Rate and 1/3 of the Reasonable Rent Contribution (single), plus RRC Couple

2. Participant Sharing a Bedroom with their financially dependent spouse or child

– Same as normal

3. Participant(s) sharing a DWELLING with a non SDA Eligible Participant

– The same rate as if the number or participants was equal to the number of bedrooms. Eg 2 participants and a non participant sharing a 3 bed house, each participant is at the 2 bed rate.

4. Participant sharing a BEDROOM with a non SDA Eligible Participant

– Normal SDA rate and 2/3 of the single reasonable rent contribution.