How do I ensure I don’t charge fees above the NDIS cap rates?

For clients with NDIS funding, there are maximum rates that need to be considered when you set your rates on Mable.

Click here for information on the current NDIS cap rates.

All clients on Mable pay a 5% Client Service Fee on top of the rate you set. For example, if you charge $30 an hour, the client will be charged $31.50 an hour. This needs to be taken into consideration to ensure the rates you set plus the 5% fee do not exceed the capped rates set by the NDIS.

How to calculate your maximum fee:

NDIS cap rate ÷ 1.05 = the maximum you can charge


Here’s an example:

If you would like to charge the NDIS cap rate for “Assistance with self-care activities during daytime weekdays” the listed NDIS cap rate for this service in NSW as at 12/10/17 is $44.72 an hour

If this is what you would like to charge you will then need to take into account the client service fee of 5% to ensure the total cost of your services per hour does not exceed $44.72.

Here’s how to calculate the maximum you can charge using the equation above:

$44.72 (NDIS cap rate) ÷ 1.05 = $42.59 (maximum you can charge)

In this case the maximum you could charge is $42.59. This is the rate you will include in your agreement with your client.

*Keep in mind that cap rates are the maximum you can charge. You can certainly charge less that this (and many independent workers do) if this suits you and your clients.


If the rates you set, plus the 5% client service fee on Mable exceed the NDIS cap rates, the client may not be able to pay you for your services. Make sure you consider all of the above when you are setting rates and making agreements with clients with NDIS funding. Once a timesheet is submitted and approved, no changes can be made to that timesheet. 

 

 

 

 

 


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