NDIS Medium Term Accommodation: Everything You Need To Know

medium term accommodation

NDIS individuals will need several types of support in their homes and lives. A supported independent living arrangement is just one option available to them. Other homes or living arrangements may better fit your preferences and needs. 

So, depending on the goals included in your plan, we may be able to help you with home and living support. It will be essential for us to gather information about your current and future needs. We can determine what support you need at home or in the community using this information. 

Our goal is to provide medium term accommodation for people who cannot move into their long-term homes because their disability support system is not fully functional. The house you move into and the place you need to live in the medium term will be subject to specific NDIS requirements.  

What is Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)? 

While participants are awaiting long-term housing, MTA is funding a temporary housing solution. Participants in the NDIS can immediately use MTA funding for MTA housing as included in the Core Budget.  

Food and everyday living costs (such as utilities) are the responsibility of the participants living in housing funded by the MTA. The individual can also claim NDIS support items directly through the service provider if they live with another individual in shared accommodation. 

SDA is only permitted to build within a specific price range, while MTA is not. For MTA participants, accommodations may look however they choose; as a result, MTA funding can be used to cover the costs of any housing they prefer. Participants can select a wide range of creative solutions suited to their needs, including: 

  • House Shares  
  • Apartments  


How does one qualify for MTA support? 

As per the MTA Operational guidelines, the following participants shall be eligible for MTA support.  Participants who require temporary transitional housing in the NDIS program can apply for this program while they await the completion of their more permanent home. 

You may be eligible to use MTA if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Have a home modification, assisted technology or support equipment ready when you are prepared to leave the hospital  
  • Accommodation to help younger people transition from an aged care home to a less restrictive setting 
  • SIL (Supported Independent Living) or SDA does not meet the housing needs of those who need temporary housing while they wait for a vacancy or until a construction project is completed. 
  • An individual who leaves hospital care, aged care, or a custodial environment 
  • The support you receive from informal sources (e.g., family/caregivers) has broken down, and you cannot live at your current residence. 


What is included in the Advance Care, MTA support? 

An interim disability housing solution is meant to meet participants’ disability-related housing needs while they await disability-related services, which will allow them to move into a long-term housing solution 

There are highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, and support staff. We guarantee that you and your family will receive the care you deserve in one of our beautiful homes. 

MTA from Advance Care includes the following service. 

  • Comprises only the accommodation portion. 
  • Support was provided to participants alongside informal support and NDIS-funded support, such as assistive technology, assistance with everyday living, and community access support. 
  • Only funds for long-term housing solutions have been confirmed.  


What is not included in the Medium Term Accommodation?  

There are costs associated with living day to day. If participants continue to bear all their day-to-day living expenses, including grocery, utility, and telephone costs, they remain accountable.