Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), support for participants may include funding to help with taxi fares. For a transition period, NDIS participants are able to keep accessing the Taxi Subsidy Program using their Taxi Smartcard while they adjust to the NDIS. More information on this is available on the NDIS page.
The amount an NDIS participant who qualifies for the Taxi Subsidy can receive will be capped. The cap has not started but it will be:
- year 1 – capped at $1 000
- each subsequent year until 31 December 2023 – capped at $350.
The Department of State Growth will write to affected NDIS participants when the cap starts.
Before the cap starts a taxi driver may give a receipt:
- showing the word “CAP” on it – there will not be a number next to it, as the “CAP” has not started
- showing the word “USED” – the number next to it will show the amount of taxi subsidies used on the Taxi Smartcard for all taxi trips this year – if the amount is not correct telephone 1300 135 513.
For more information on changes to the taxi fare receipt download:
The Department of State Growth will continue to work closely with the NDIA and advocacy groups to help make the transition to the NDIS as smooth as possible for Tasmanians.