What is in-kind?
Before the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established, states and territories paid for providers to deliver services to people with disabilities. In some situations, states and territories continue to pay for these services directly and NDIS participants will continue using these services. These pre-paid supports and services are called “in-kind”. If particular supports or services you are already receiving are now classified as in-kind, your provider has been paid in advance for delivering them and you no longer need to pay cash for these supports and services. You will continue to receive the same supports and services as agreed in your Plan.