TTP and how this affects you and your funding
TTP stands for Temporary Transformation Payment.
As of July 1 2019, NDIS Registered providers who provide Attendant Care and Community Access Support, have the option of increasing their hourly rate. So an hour that normally would cost $52.85, the increased rate takes it to $56.81. That’s almost a $4 an hour increase, that’s huge! Now, plans that were already in place had their funding automatically adjusted to allow for this increase.
However, any new plan, and when I say new plan, I mean ANY plan that is being built, whether it’s a first plan or a fourth plan, HAVE NOT had their budgets increased.
Why not? Well the NDIA reckon that people should be able to negotiate a lower price with their service providers.. And that people can just change providers if they don’t like the increased charge..
I call this bullshit. Perhaps if the scheme was 15 years old and a smooth ride for people, there was a competitive marketplace, and in rural and remote areas, people had more choice than just one provider. Or a scheme that people do not have to fight tooth and nail for every bit of support they receive, then yes, perhaps people would have the strength to do this, or the confidence to address their provider and negotiate a better rate.
So ultimately, what does this mean? Well until the NDIA realise how unfair, unjust and just plain ludicrous this is, it means that you can either:
- Pay more for your supports and that means you will have less supports for the duration of your plan,
- Try and change providers – but I warn you that the majority of providers have increased their cost, and I am talking even the big massive providers with big bucks in the bank!
- Ask for a plan review – because this is such an easy and speedy process…
You can read more about it on the NDIS website: https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-information/annual-price-review
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