Can You Claim Cleaning on NDIS? Maintaining Independence Through a Clean Home

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At Simone’s Cleaning Services, we understand the importance of a clean and healthy living environment for everyone. This is especially true for individuals with disabilities who may require assistance with household chores. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recognizes this need and offers support for essential daily living tasks, potentially including cleaning services.

Can You Get Help with Cleaning Through NDIS?

The answer is yes. Under certain circumstances, the NDIS can provide funding for cleaning services. While cleaning is primarily categorised under “Assistance with Daily Living” (ADL), it also falls into several other categories including Home Based Assistance, House Cleaning and Other Household Activities, and House and Yard Maintenance. All of these are considered core supports within the NDIS framework.

Here’s a detailed explanation of how NDIS funding for cleaning might work:

  • Eligibility: To qualify for NDIS funding for cleaning services, you must be a participant in the scheme and possess a disability that significantly impedes your ability to clean your home. This could be due to various reasons such as physical limitations, pain, fatigue, cognitive challenges, or other factors directly associated with your disability.
  • Reasonableness and Necessity: The NDIS funding focuses on providing support that is both “reasonable and necessary.” This means that the level and type of cleaning assistance you receive will be specifically tailored to your needs, based on how your disability affects your capacity to manage household cleaning tasks. For example, if you can manage light dusting but find vacuuming and mopping challenging, your NDIS plan may include funding specifically for those more strenuous tasks.

Benefits of NDIS-Funded Cleaning Services

There are several advantages to using NDIS funding for your cleaning needs:

  • Maintaining Independence: A clean and organised home environment can significantly contribute to your independence. By ensuring essential cleaning tasks are taken care of, you can focus on other aspects of your daily life and participate in activities you enjoy.
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing: A clean home reduces the risk of allergies, infections, and accidents. Additionally, a tidy environment can contribute to a positive mental state and overall well-being.
  • Reduced Stress and Burden: Cleaning can be a physically and mentally demanding task. NDIS-funded cleaning services can alleviate this burden, allowing you to dedicate your energy to other priorities.

How to Access NDIS Funding for Cleaning

The process of accessing NDIS funding for cleaning involves several steps:

  1. NDIS Plan Development: During your NDIS planning meeting, discuss your need for assistance with cleaning with your planner. Explain how your disability makes it challenging to maintain a clean home environment.
  2. Evidence and Documentation: Provide your planner with evidence supporting your request. This could include medical reports, occupational therapy assessments, or other documentation outlining your disability and its impact on your ability to clean.
  3. Plan Approval: The NDIS will review your request and determine if cleaning services are considered “reasonable and necessary” in your situation. If approved, your NDIS plan will allocate a specific budget for cleaning services.

Using Simone’s Cleaning Services with NDIS Funding

If your NDIS plan includes funding for cleaning services, Simone’s Cleaning Services is here to help. We are a NDIS-friendly cleaning provider with experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Experienced and Understanding Staff: Our cleaners are trained, insured, and understand the specific needs of clients with disabilities.
  • Flexible Cleaning Schedules: We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your individual needs and preferences.
  • Customised Cleaning Plans: We work with you to create a personalised cleaning plan that addresses your specific requirements and ensures a clean and comfortable living space.
  • NDIS Claim Support: We can assist you with the NDIS claiming process to make things easier for you.

Getting Started with Simone’s Cleaning Services

To learn more about how Simone’s Cleaning Services can help you maintain a clean and healthy home environment with NDIS funding, contact us today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Additional Considerations

It’s important to note that NDIS funding for cleaning may not cover the entire cost of the service.  You may be required to contribute a portion, depending on your specific circumstances and plan allocation.