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Your Guide to Managing Your NDIS Funds

Posted by admin on November 17, 2017



The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) opens up a whole new world of possibilities for people with a disability. By changing the way that funding is delivered, the NDIS gives you more choice and control over your supports and helps you to achieve your goals in life.

As an NDIS participant, you’ll receive your own personal NDIS plan based upon your individual needs and goals. Your NDIS plan will include an overview of your funds, allocated to a maximum of 15 support categories.

How you manage these funds is entirely up to you. To help you get a clearer picture of the funding management options available, we have put together some need-to-know information.

What are the options for managing your NDIS funds? 

When it comes to managing your NDIS funds, there are three options available to you:

1. Plan managed: Use an organisation to manage your NDIS funding and pay service providers. 

2. Self-managed: Take control of all elements of your plan. You’ll manage invoices, service agreements and make sure that service providers are paid with your NDIS funds.

3. NDIS managed: The NDIS will manage your service providers and funds, however you can only use specific service providers that are registered with the NDIS.

An overview of the three fund management options: 

 

Plan

Managed

NDIS

Managed

Self

Managed

Give you access to all providers

Help you find providers

Pay your bills and manage your invoices

Manage your service agreements

Keep track of your spending

  

Which option is right for me? 

Many people choose plan management because it offers the most choice and flexibility with the least amount of stress and effort.

A big advantage of plan management is that you can also access providers that aren’t NDIS registered. Many providers, especially the smaller ones, provide quality services but haven’t registered with the NDIS yet because of the administration involved. Through Plan Management Partners, you can use your funds to access this large network of great providers.

But because everyone’s situation is different, there is no “one size fits all” answer. The best option for you depends on many factors, including your aspirations, life goals, support needs and how much time and effort you want to put towards managing your funds.

How can Plan Management Partners support me?

Plan Management Partners are a leading expert in NDIS plan management. We’ve helped hundreds of Australians get the most out of their NDIS plans by taking care of the time consuming and tricky paperwork.  

In addition to plan management, Plan Management Partners also offer support coordination. Through our extensive and growing network of providers, we’ll help you to find the right providers for your specific situation and goals, and help you to set up service agreements with them. 

We’re independent, so you have the peace of mind of knowing that we’re acting in your best interests.

We’ll look after your NDIS plan, so you can look after you.

Contact us now to discuss your options and find out if plan management is right for you.

1300 333 7000

info@planpartners.com.au

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