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Able Foods meals can be co-funded through your NDIS plan under Core Supports (Daily Activities) – Assistance with the cost of meal preparation and delivery of meals.

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We are the NDIS experts!

At Able Foods, we are disability specialists with an expert team ready to get you started today!

Able Foods helps you tailor a champion diet for a healthier and happier life. Chef prepared and dietitian-designed according to our Magic 8 Nutrition Guidelines, our specialty ready-made meals are healthy, convenient and downright delicious.

Our menu is designed specifically for the needs of people with disability, plus we take the guesswork out of healthy eating. So you can just relax and dig in!

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80+ tasty options

Dietitian designed

Delivered direct to your door

Personalised meal plans

How Able Foods works with NDIS

1

Check your eligibility

Check if we deliver to your post code here. Then check whether you have meal delivery mentioned* in your NDIS plan. Have questions? Contact us!

2

Fill in the form

Ready to go? Fill in the get started form and you’ll be on your way.

Referring an eligible client to Able Foods? Fill in the referral form.

Prefer to complete this step over the phone? Give us a call!

3

Get set up!

The next step depends on how your NDIS plan is managed. Learn more about this below.

4

Get stuck in!

Once your funding has been confirmed, we will collect your payment details for your co-payment (as little as $3.00 for a main meal!) and discuss whether you would like a personalised meal plan or place orders independently.

If your NDIS plan is Plan Managed, we will email you our Service Agreement for signature. Once signed, we will forward the Service Agreement to your plan managers.

When we receive written funding confirmation from your plan managers, we will call or email you to finalise the set up of your account.

For Agency Managed participants, we will email you our Service Agreement. Once signed, we should be able to create a service booking through the NDIS portal. When it’s been created, we will call you to finalise the set up of your account.

If your NDIS funding is Self Managed, we can get you started straight away! We won’t need a Service Agreement. We will be able to collect the details we need via phone or email and you can begin ordering.

Only pay the the cost of ingredients up front!*

Item NDIS Rebate (Meal Preparation and Delivery) Participant Co-Payment (Ingredient Component)
Breakfast $5.30 $1.80
Snacks $2.50-$5.30 $0.50 - $1.50
Main Meals $12.40 $3.00 - $3.50
Sandwiches $6.80 $2.00
Texture Modified Meals $14.60 $3.00 - $3.50

*Self-managed NDIS participants pay the full price up front and lodge a payment request with the NDIA.

Co-payment

You’ll hear the word co-pay a lot at Able Foods. This simply means the out of pocket cost you’ll pay for the ingredient component of the meals. 

Your co-payment will be charged to your card or account details on your selected day of the week. We can also offer a fortnightly payment if this works better with your schedule.

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Ordering

Ordering is simple with an Able Foods meal plan. Speak with our team who can design a meal plan based on your goals and most importantly your taste preferences. Meal plans take the stress out of ordering and work on a rotating basis, ensuring there is plenty of variety, so you’ll never get bored.

Looking to order independently? You can place orders via our online store or simply give us a call. Make sure you get your order in by our weekly cut off at 5 pm on Wednesdays.

Our minimum order is 7 main meals per delivery, with no additional costs for delivery!

How to access Able Foods through the NDIS

If funding has been allocated for prepared and delivered meals, you can get started without the need for a quote under line item 01_023_0120_1_1.

If meal preparation and delivery support are essential for the participant but are not explicitly mentioned in their NDIS plan but you believe it is “reasonable and necessary,” you can contact the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or Planner directly.

They can write an email stating that core support can be used flexibly for meal preparation and delivery. This will then allow Able Foods or the plan manager to use the line item: 01_023_0120_1_1

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A quote will still need to be submitted to the NDIA for approval to use the allocated funding under meal preparation and delivery under 01_022_0120_1_1.

Able Foods will provide this quote based on your requirements.

* When using your core support budget without funding for prepared and delivered meals allocated, you will need to ensure you are managing spending appropriately.

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NDIS FAQ's

The NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. You can read more about the NDIS here.

We sure are! As a registered NDIS provider, Able Foods can service agency, plan or self-managed customers. Learn more about how each type of plan can access our services on our How It Works page.

At Able Foods, we are NDIS specialists who understand your needs, because we’re part of the disability community. We know the ins and outs of the NDIS, and this informs every decision we make–from menu planning to invoicing. We think the three benefits that set us apart are:

  1. Our customers appreciate that Able Foods helps them stay on budget. Whether you order regularly or sign up to one of our meal plans, you will be able to manage your spending.
  2. We are proud to support your independence. Choosing from a menu of over 80 ready-made meals and snacks means that you have choice and control over what, when, and where you eat.
  3. We support your health and wellbeing. All of our main meals are also designed according to our Magic 8 Nutrition Guidelines, which takes the guesswork out of healthy eating. In short, every meal delivered to your home is healthy, convenient, and downright delicious. So you can just relax and dig in!

Of course, we understand that different people have different requirements and preferences. If you’re still unsure, reach out to our friendly Client Engagement team. Call us on 1300 123 225, email [email protected], or send us a message via our online form. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Able Foods doesn’t have a lock in contract. You’re free to leave at any time, but we’re sure you won’t want to!

If your NDIS plan is agency or plan managed, we will need a Service Agreement signed in order to use our services. This Service Agreement simply allows us access to this portion of your NDIS funding, but it isn’t locked in and can be cancelled at any time with 7 days notice.

NDIS funding

  1. Fill in the Get Started form or give us a call so we can collect your information over the phone. Make sure you have your NDIS plan handy.
  2. Sit tight while our Client Engagement team works in the background to confirm your funding.
  3. Once funding is confirmed, we will be in touch with you to (1) collect delivery instructions and payment details for the out-of-pocket cost and (2) walk you through the ordering process.

If you’re plan managed:

  • When you order from us, you only pay for the cost of ingredients upfront (also referred to as the ‘co-payment’), and the rest is covered by the NDIS.
  • We conveniently split the invoice into two: You or your plan manager will receive an invoice for the co-payment. Meanwhile, the cost meal preparation and delivery will be charged directly to your NDIS plan.

If you’re self-managed:

  • You will pay in full upfront, then claim the NDIS portion of the price on the NDIA portal. We still send a split invoice to make it easy to claim from the NDIS.

Not a problem. We can direct invoices to your plan manager once your account is set up with us.

You can get a quote here or call our friendly team at 1300 123 225.

Depending on your disability, the NDIS may fund the cost of a support worker to help with meal preparation and/or delivery of pre-prepared meals.

The NDIS only covers day-to-day living costs related to your disability support needs. The NDIS doesn’t fund the cost of ingredients, because food is considered a day-to-day living cost rather than a disability-related support.

An NDIS plan only covers services for the individual whose plan it is. That means the NDIS will not fund meals for an entire family through one NDIS plan.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our delicious food, so we do offer companion meals for anyone in your circle of care at a discounted rate, so you can still share a meal together! Companion meals can be ordered over the phone or added to meal plans.

Contact us to learn more.

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