6 reasons to choose NDIS plan management 

January 8, 2021

NDIS plan management

If you’ve recently been approved for an NDIS plan, you will have noticed that you need to decide how you would like to manage your plan funds. With a few options available, choosing one that is right for you can be confusing.


Whether you are new to the NDIS or not, managing your own plan funds can be overwhelming and time consuming. One way to combat this is to request the NDIS plan management option. Without giving up your freedom and independence, NDIS plan management will allow you to focus on living your life while an independent, third-party takes care of the ongoing plan administration for you. 


To help you understand some of the many benefits of plan management, we have compiled the top six reasons why many people choose this option to manage their NDIS funds!


Say goodbye to stress 


One of the biggest advantages of plan managed vs self-managed NDIS is the time you save not doing all of your own administration. 


When self managing your plan, you are required to keeps records of all invoices from suppliers, pay them yourself, negotiate rates with providers, keep track of your funds and budgeting to ensure you don’t overspend or underspend. 


An NDIS plan manager is experienced with the NDIS and helps you by doing the following:


  • Paying bills on your behalf and handling all record-keeping
  • Managing your budget and keeping you informed of any remaining or low funds
  • Providing you with tailored advice on how you should/can be spending your budget to maximise services
  • Preparing you for NDIS plan reviews
  • Liaising with service providers on your behalf and negotiating better rates
  • Helping you to navigate the NDIS in simple language you can understand


Without all that difficult, ongoing administration to worry about, you’ve got more time to enjoy life and work towards achieving your goals!


Say hello to freedom, independence and control 


If you choose NDIS plan management, you will have access to registered and non-registered providers so you have the freedom to work with any provider you like! 


Another reason for choosing NDIS plan management is that you can still remain in control of how your funds are spent. NDIS plan management gives you the freedom to be flexible, so some aspects of your plan can be managed by your plan manager and other aspects you can choose to manager yourself!


Access to personalised support


The ideal NDIS plan management option is one that gives access to an experienced support team that understand how the NDIS works and can work with you, providing personalised recommendations to help you achieve your goals. At Disability Plan Services, we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want and need so you can rest assured that we’re always doing what’s best for you. 


As well as helping take care of administration jobs like managing your budget, our plan managers also go above and beyond to help facilitate the best supports for you as well as provide personalised advice that suits your individual needs and goals. 


Maximising your budget


Your NDIS funding is unique to you and has been allocated to help you achieve your goals. Therefore, managing your NDIS funding is an important part of working towards your goals. With NDIS plan management, you can make the most of your funds, allocate your funds towards supports that are best suited to you and budget effectively to ensure you don’t overspend or underspend.


Working with an NDIS plan manager means you can focus on achieving your goals while we manage your budget, provide expert recommendations and pay all of your provider invoices on your behalf. 


Not out of pocket costs


If you’ve read up to this point and like the sound of the NDIS plan management but aren’t completely convinced, then you might be wondering whether there’s an additional cost for the service.


Good news… there’s not! Choosing to have your plan managed by Disability Plan Services comes at no extra cost to you or your NDIS budget. When you request plan management at your planning meeting or plan review, additional funds are provided to you for this service.


With no additional cost to you, and no money taken away from your NDIS funding, why not let Disability Support Services help you manage your plan?


Our dedicated team with real-world experience in disability services are here to help you along you NDIS journey. Get in touch with one of our friendly staff today to receive the ideal NDIS plan management today!