July 11, 2022
NDIS plans are individual to every participant, with funding allocated to help you achieve your goals the way you want, on your own terms.
Although how you choose to navigate your NDIS Plan Management is entirely up to you, there are third-party Plan Managers like Disability Plan Services who are available to make things a little easier and build your capacity along the way.
So, what are some things to consider when engaging an NDIS Plan Manager?
NDIS plan management options
There are three main ways you can choose to manage your NDIS plan:
Alternatively, you may choose a combination of two management options. For example, you may choose to self-manage one part of your plan and have a Plan Manager assist with other elements.
The role of an NDIS Account Manager is to build capacity and independence within NDIS participants.
By choosing to have an NDIS Account Manager from an independent organisation, such as Disability Plan Services, independence is supported and encouraged. Our plan managers and NDIS support coordinators can help you with:
The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) is the national governing body whose role is it to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
While the NDIA offers similar plan management services to third party plan managers, the NDIA is an internal agency management option and offers less choice and control for NDIS participants. In what way?
This option may be suitable if you want minimal involvement with your NDIS plan.
The NDIA pays providers on behalf of NDIS participants, with the features of this option including:
Choosing to self-manage NDIS funding gives you the flexibility and choice to decide how you purchase approved supports to pursue your personal plan goals.
This also gives NDIS participants flexibility to use any provider, registered or unregistered, and control the responsibility of your NDIS funding, including paying providers and record-keeping.
There are multiple extra responsibilities when choosing self-management to remember, including:
Things to consider when choosing an NDIS plan management option
With the complex NDIS system often difficult to navigate alone, it’s important to consider how having someone to assist with NDIS Plan Management can help make things easier.
Some important questions to ask when choosing an NDIS Plan Management option include:
At Disability Plan Services, we understand each NDIS participant has individual requirements, goals, and needs, and we believe it’s important that you live as independently as possible and remain in control of your plan budget as much, or as little, as you like.
The team at Disability Plan Services offers plan management that comes at no additional cost to you – simply request it at your plan meeting or review and extra budget will be allocated to you.
If you are interested in Disability Plan Services NDIS plan management, or would like to know more about how we can assist you with becoming more independent, contact us here.
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