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Plan Management Disability Service

Plan Management Disability Service

Plan management is a key component of disability services, particularly within the framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. It refers to the way in which funds from an individual’s NDIS plan are managed. Here is an overview of what plan management entails, its benefits, and how to access these services.

What is Plan Management?

Plan management is one of the four options available to NDIS participants for managing their funding. The options are:

1. Self-Management:

The participant manages their NDIS funding independently.

2 . Plan Management:

A registered plan management provider manages the NDIS funding on behalf of the participant.

3. NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) Managed:

The NDIA manages the funds and pays providers directly.

4. Combination

A mix of the above options.

Benefits of Plan Management

1. Financial Administration:

Plan managers handle the financial and administrative aspects of the NDIS plan, including paying invoices, tracking budgets, and maintaining financial records.

2. Access to Providers:

Participants can use both registered and non-registered providers, offering more flexibility and choice.

3. Budget Oversight:

Plan managers help participants keep track of their spending and ensure they stay within their budget.

4. Support and Guidance:

Plan managers can offer advice on how to get the most out of the NDIS plan, providing expertise in navigating the system.

5. Reduced Stress:

By handling the financial aspects, plan managers can reduce the administrative burden on participants and their families.

How to Access Plan Management Services

To access plan management services:

1. Include in NDIS Plan:

During the planning meeting with the NDIS, request that plan management be included in your plan. The cost of plan management will be added to your NDIS budget.

2. Choose a Plan Manager:

Once approved, select a registered plan management provider. It’s important to choose a provider who understands your needs and can offer the support you require.

3. Sign Service Agreement:

Sign a service agreement with the plan manager, outlining the terms of service and expectations.

Finding a Plan Manager

Participants can find plan managers through various resources:

  • NDIS Website: The NDIS website provides a list of registered plan management providers.
  • Local Area Coordinators (LACs): LACs can assist in finding plan managers and provide recommendations based on individual needs.
  • Online Directories: Websites like MyCareSpace and Clickability offer directories of plan management providers.

Our Commitment

Plan management is a beneficial option for many NDIS participants, providing financial administration support and greater flexibility in choosing service providers. By including plan management in your NDIS plan, you can ensure your funding is managed effectively, allowing you to focus on achieving your goals and improving your quality of life.

If you have specific questions or need further assistance, consider reaching out to an NDIS planner or a local disability advocacy service.

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