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What is the NDIS and who is eligible?
What is an NDIS plan?
NDIS plans outline your goals, aspirations and supports you require (including any funding you might receive). Your first plan is the start of a lifelong relationship with the NDIS. As your life changes, your plan will too. Everyone on the NDIS has their own unique plan.
What is Plan Management?
NDIS participants have a choice about how to manage the funds in their plan.
This includes managing the financial transactions and paperwork and making sure you comply with NDIS rules around what is reasonable and necessary.
There are 3 ways your plan can be managed;
What is a plan review?
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What does a Plan Manager do?
If you think you’d like someone to manage your plan for you, you have two options:
Luckily for you, plan management providers are NDIS funded, so you’ll have a few options available to you, should you choose this route.
When you create your plan, you’re entitled to request funding for a ‘plan manager’. These providers are experts in handling funding. They will submit the paperwork, pay suppliers and keep the necessary records for you.
Plan management works similarly to every other service you receive with NDIS funding. However, this benefit come under the category of ‘Improved Life Choices.’ Simply put, having a plan manager is of no extra cost to you and won’t take away from your plan budget.
This means they’ll take the burden of managing your plans, and make sure everything’s handled correctly, so you don’t need to worry about it.
A few of their responsibilities include:
What are the benefits of choosing a Plan Manager?
There are many benefits of choosing a plan manager to handle your NDIS plan.
Although some of the main ones to note are as follows;
What is Support Coordination?
A support coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. A support coordinator will focus on supporting you to build skills and direct your life as well as connect you to providers.
What are the different types of Support Coordination?
There are three levels of support coordination that can be included in your plan:
What does a Support Coordinator do?
Your support coordinator will assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan. Support coordinators will ensure service agreements and service bookings are completed. They will help build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community.
They can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review.
Support coordinators will assist you to ‘optimise’ your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.
What type of supports are funded by the NDIS?
A core support is a service that assists a participant with completing daily living activities, such as assistance with daily life, transport and groceries.
A capital support is a service that offers financial support for an investment, such as assistive technologies, vehicle modifications or funding for capital costs.
A capacity building support is a service that assists a participant be independent, such as finding and keeping a job, improved living arrangements or improved life choices.