Show Notes

Dan & Jessica Acfield from Everhomes - SDA Provider - join Debbie and discuss all things funding - from the complexities of having participants with different funding levels to the level the house is enrolled as, to the challenges in getting the SDA payments from the NDIA. 

Dan explains the process of how a participant gets SDA funding in their plan from application, preapproval and approval to moving into an enrolled SDA home to enable their funding to be paid to the property owner. Jess then clarifies how a participant can use their funding flexibly to reside in a dwelling type that may not be the same as what is in their plan.

They discuss how a participant with funding for one category can live in a dwelling certified and enrolled as another type and how that might work along with the process and time frame to change the funding a participant has in their plan.

Dwelling enrollments are discussed, along with the change in a dwelling type if an owner wishes to change the funding level a property is enrolled at.

Dan talks about why there are often delays before the NDIA starts paying the SDA funding, even when a participant has the funding in place. This is due to the bureaucracy and inefficiencies at the NDIA in setting up the payment funnel.



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