How an NDIS plan manager helps you to achieve your goals

February 28, 2022

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In previous blogs, we’ve explored the key differences between plan managed and self-managed NDIS plans and the pros and cons of each option. If you have decided to choose an NDIS plan manager, it is important you understand what you can expect from your plan manager and how they can help you to reach your goals.

What is an NDIS Plan Manager?

Your NDIS plan manager works as your guide through your NDIS journey. Your chosen manager will help you maximise your plan and save you time by managing your funded NDIS support services, providers, budget and invoices. As part of their role, your plan manager keeps a record of how you spend your NDIS funding and is in charge of logging this through the NDIS portal and providing both you and the NDIS with detailed reports.

Having a plan manager means you have an experienced professional on your team to help you navigate and manage the financial aspect of your NDIS plan. Instead of contacting the NDIS to access your funding, or dealing with providers directly about payment, your plan manager acts as a financial third party who can handle all monetary agreements on your behalf.

So how can they help me achieve my goals?

For most people who start their journey with the NDIS, they will have some clear goals or at least a general idea of what they would like to achieve. When you sit down with your plan manager it is important you have these ready so that you can utilise this resource to its full potential. Not only does your plan manager take a lot of the stress away from your NDIS journey, but they can ensure you understand the ins and outs of your plan and make recommendations to help you reach your goals faster. 

Once your NDIS plan manager gets an understanding of your goals and reviews your current NDIS plan and funding, you will both agree on a detailed approach to start the ball rolling. 

A good plan manager is constantly asking questions and reassessing your current plan to ensure that they are allocating your budget in the best way for you. 

Finding the right NDIS Plan Manager for you 

Choosing the right plan manager can make all the difference in helping you develop your capacity and reach your goals. Here at Disability Plan Services, we recommend following a few vital steps to help you decide on the right plan manager for you. 

  1. Jump online and check out their reviews! Reviews can give you a great insight into how satisfied their clientele is. Even better – chat to someone who is engaged in their services to get an understanding of if the plan manager is the right fit for you. 
  2. Call them. Having a phone (or face-to-face) conversation with an NDIS plan management provider is likely the best way to gauge if they’re the right fit for you. Be sure to ask them about their processes and experience and make sure they ask you about your personal goals!
  3. Talk to somebody you trust. If you are tossing up between providers or just want to make sure you are making the best choice, run it by someone you trust first. 

How Disability Plan Services can help you achieve your goals

At Disability Plan Services, our experienced team of NDIS plan managers are real people who understand your needs and can provide you with the budget advice needed to get the most out of your plan. We pride ourselves on taking the time to understand your unique situation and specific needs to help you achieve what you want from your plan.

With years of experience in the industry and contact with hundreds of registered NDIS providers, we can help you form the best plan of action and get you in front of the right people to aid in your personal development. 

Good news! Plan management is no extra cost to you, so you don’t have to worry about compromising your goals to make way for a plan manager. If you have further questions about the process or about how Disability Plan Services can help you achieve your goals, we can answer these for you. Contact our team of friendly experts by calling 1800 312 870 or emailing