Medium Term Accommodation

Those who do not receive disability support should be able to live somewhere for a medium-term period so that they will always have a place to live. NDIS Medium-term accommodation is one of the living support services we may be able to provide. In other words, it’s funding for renting a place to stay while waiting for disability support to be ready.

It’s not standalone support when it comes to medium-term housing. In your plan, it will only be included as part of your other home and living support requirements. We usually fund medium-term accommodations for a period of up to 90 days.

You will only be funded for the cost of the medium-term accommodation during the period in which you are there. Your disability support needs to result in a temporary and extra cost. 

Medium Term Accommodation Eligibility for NDIS

According to the MTA operation guidelines, the following participants qualify for MTA support. Participants in the NDIS program who need temporary transitional housing can apply for this program while their more permanent homes are being built. 

The following criteria may qualify you for MTA: 

  • A less restrictive setting for people transitioning from age care homes 
  • For those who need temporary housing while awaiting a vacancy or awaiting construction, SIL (Supported Independent Living) and SDA does not meet their housing needs. 
  •  A home modification, assistive technology, or support equipment at the ready.  
  • Family/caregiver support is no more available, and you are no longer able to live in the place where you are currently living

An overview of the pricing for medium-term accommodation (MTA)

The medium-term accommodation funding covers those accommodations for a maximum of 90 days (about three months).

Funding for accommodation is intended to cover only the accommodation costs. There will be no disability support provided to you during your stay.

Your plan can include other supports if you live in medium-term housing.

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Medium Term Accomodation (MTA), accessibility for the NDIS

If you cannot move into a long-term home right now, NDIS will finance you for medium-term accommodation support. 

For example, if your long-term housing isn’t available, you might need MTA until; 

  • You receive and install your assistive technology. 
  • You have completed your home modifications
  • You have moved into your SDA home
  • Your offer a place in a home where you’ll receive independent support. 

Please let us know when you can move into your long-term home within 90 days. 

It is probably unnecessary to rent medium-term housing if you can move in immediately or within 2-4 weeks.

Also let us know if you need assistance moving home due to disability.

NDIS support categories for MTA

You can receive MTA funding as part of your NDIS plan under Core Supports.

During the MTA funding period, the NDIS requires evidence that the person will have a place to move into after the funding ends.

The MTA covers the cost of your accommodation. In addition to your food, phone, and internet bills, you’ll still have to cover other expenses.

MTA Service from Advance Care what will you receive?

As participants await disability-related services, interim disability housing solutions can help meet their housing needs while they wait for long-term solutions.  

Whether you choose one of our beautiful homes or one of our nursing homes, we promise to take care of you to the best of our ability.

Many people with high and complex care needs cannot access appropriate MTA funding due to the current MTA funding level. The reason for this is that they may have additional costs, such as those associated with living alone or living in new SDA housing. 

Essentially, this reduces the number of safe housing options available to this cohort, thereby increasing the likelihood of the cohort getting unsuitable alternatives. The NDIA must provide increased MTA funding for people with high and complex care needs.

Medium Term Accommodation: How to access with Advance Care?

For extended stays up to 90 days, Advance Care offers NDIS Medium Term Accommodation (MTA).

After being in hospital or rehab, you may need extra care before returning home and may wish to access MTA as a transitional arrangement. The facility can also be used by clients waiting to move into SIL accommodations or a more permanent residence.

The MTA option may also benefit clients who want to determine if Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) or Supported Independent Living (SIL) is the best long-term option.

FAQ Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)

Medium Term Accommodations (also known as MTAs) are transitional accommodations for NDIS participants preparing for more permanent accommodation.

The NDIS funds medium Term Accommodation for a maximum of 90 days for eligible participants. This policy prevents people with disabilities from being forced into aged care facilities or waiting too long in hospitals.

Participants with an NDIS contract are eligible to apply for MTA if they need temporary transitional housing before their more permanent home is ready.

As part of their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, MTA funding covers only housing that is also taken from Core Supports.

Consequently, they may not be able to access other essential person-to-person supports because their core supports are depleted.

No, not really. For the NDIA, it would be beneficial to increase MTA funding prices for those with high and complex needs so that they can afford housing options that are appropriate for their needs.

Several NDIS-registered accommodation providers work in partnership with Advance Care to deliver the highest standard of care to tenants living in MTA properties. As part of an MTA arrangement, this service is generally provided.

Assisting with or supervising daily living tasks that can be funded through the NDIS. There is no allowance for rent or daily living expenses in MTA arrangements. These costs will need to be paid out of your own pocket.

To find a provider who specializes in short-term accommodation, Medium-Term Accommodation and Specialist disability accommodation in Australia, you can use the Provider Finder on the NDIS participant portal (known as myplace) or consult with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC).

Advance Care provides excellent accommodation options in a variety of locations across Australia. You will have the opportunity to try new things, learn new skills, and have fun while your caregiver or support workers can rest and relax.

With access to 24-hour assistance, you can be rest assured you're taken care of.

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