12 Apr How To Get Plan Management In My NDIS Plan?
If you’re unsure ‘how to get plan management in my NDIS plan’, you’ll be relieved to know that having your plan managed is easy. At your NDIS planning meeting your LAC or NDIA planner will ask you how you would like your NDIS funding to be managed. They will be able to assist you in deciding which management style is best for you based on your needs and circumstances.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLAN MANAGER
So now you have your NDIS plan… and you want to maintain choice and control over what you do with your NDIS plan funding whilst unlocking its full potential. Of the three plan management options available to participants, choosing to have your NDIS plan Plan Managed allows the most flexibility, choice and control and the least stress in terms of associated admin and paperwork. Importantly, there is no out of pocket costs to participants to have a plan manager, the National Disability Agency (NDIA) will allocate extra funding to your plan to cover the costs associated with having a Plan Manager.
There is an overwhelming amount of Plan Managers available in Australia, which can make it difficult to decide which Plan Manager is right for you.
Here are some of our top tips for ensuring you make the right decision for you:
Take your time
It is definitely worth taking your time when choosing a Plan Manager. In order to get the most out of your NDIS plan it is important to choose a Plan Manager that is right for you and your circumstances. Taking your time now, may help avoid unnecessary frustration later.
Ask around & do your Research
There are over 400,000 NDIS participants Australia wide. A 2019 NDIA study indicated that at the time 36.8% of participants utilised a combination of Plan Management and Agency Management, you may even know someone who has used a Plan Manager themselves, word of mouth is a great starting point. However, there is ample resources and forums online that allow others to review, rate, and share their experiences with providers and Plan Managers. By asking around and doing some research, speaking with other NDIS participants and even your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) you will be better equipped to make an informed decision about who you entrust to help you get the most from your NDIS plan.
If you’d like some assistance, just call one of our friendly team and they’ll talk you through your plan management options…