Do the NDIS fund gym membership?

Do the NDIS fund gym membership?

No, the NDIS do not fund this as it is a day to day living cost not related to disability support needs. For example, if one goal is to get fit by going to the gym, the NDIS may fund a support or assistive technology to help you do these activities, but not the gym membership itself. 

Under the Act, supports need to help you take part in activities that will help you with your social and economic life. The supports must show value for money in relation to both benefits of the support and the cost of similar supports. We must also consider what families and other informal supports would usually provide. 

To work out whether a support to help your health and wellbeing goal is reasonable and necessary, we look at the information you give us against the NDIS Funding Criteria. You would need to give us evidence, such as assessments from a registered therapist, to show you need the support for your disability needs.

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