If you’re a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you’ll have an individualized plan that outlines the support you need to live your best life. Your NDIS plan is managed by a registered provider of your choice, who will help you access the services and support outlined in your plan.
NDIS plan management gives you more control over how your NDIS funding is spent and who provides your support. You can choose to use a plan manager or self-manage your plan. If you decide to use a plan manager, they will work with you to understand what supports are included in your NDIS plan and how much funding you have available. They can also help connect you with service providers and assist with making claims for reimbursement of expenses incurred.
Accessing NDIS support and services
Australians with disabilities are now supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS provides funding for support and services to people with a disability, their families, and carers.
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with a significant and permanent disability, you may be eligible for NDIS support and services. To access the NDIS, you must contact your state or territory government agency responsible for disability services.
Once you have been assessed as eligible for the NDIS, you will work with an NDIS planner to develop your individualized plan. Your NDIS plan will identify the types of support and services you need to help you achieve your goals.
Creating an NDIS plan
The NDIS provides financial assistance to eligible Australians with a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to participate in everyday activities. The scheme also provides support for families and carers of people with disabilities.
To access NDIS supports and services, individuals must first create an NDIS plan. This plan outlines the individual’s goals and the support needed to achieve them. Creating an NDIS plan is a collaborative process between the individual, their family, carers, and other professionals involved in their care.
The first step in creating an NDIS plan is to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to arrange an assessment. This assessment will determine whether the individual is eligible for the scheme.
Plan management provides people with NDIS plans more choice, control, and flexibility over how they use their funding to purchase the disability support they need to achieve their goals.
People with NDIS plans can choose to manage their plans themselves or opt for plan management through a registered plan management provider.
NDIS plan management gives people greater control over which providers they use and how their funding is spent. It also provides more flexibility in delivering support, making it easier to tailor support to meet individual needs.