Are you looking for a plan manager?
A plan manager can provide you with assistance on all your financial tasks regarding your NDIS plan in order for you to avoid the stress of doing all the paperwork yourself.
You will not be spending any out-of-pocket costs if you have a plan manager and you will also be granted access to better supports and services if you avail this option.
So how do you get a plan management for your NDIS plan?
The thing that you should do if you consider having a third party that is registered to manage your NDIS plan is to request it during your appointment with the agency on your NDIS planning or during the time that your plan will be in effect.
How will you benefit from plan management?
The NDIS is still processing how it will be increasing its coverage on all disabled Australians and knowing how their funds will be managed is among the decisions that these people should be making.
Having the funding approved is just the first step in a very long procedure that can be very overwhelming in some cases. Getting to know how your funds will be managed is really important in regards to getting the most out of the allocated fundings and accessing the supports with very less hassle. You should see to it that your NDIS plan is working properly in order for you to have a better life, achieve all your goals, and remove the barriers to participation so consider giving it extra commitments and administration.
Agency managed funding is the default option that will be offered to all the participants of the NDIS plan. This means that it is the responsibility of the agency to provide the payment to all the group or organization that will be providing their services to the participants of the NDIS plan. And all of the service providers must be on the list of approved and registered providers by the agency.
The other option is self management – this means that you are responsible in paying the service provider who provided you with the services under your NDIS plan. Even if this can be a more flexible option since you can have a wider choice of service providers, this can also be a bigger commitment on your part since you will be doing all the paperwork, you will also need to exert more time and effort in managing the budget, as well as keeping the payments up to date. This option means that you will be reimburse later on for the payment you made on the services which can be a litte hard.
The plan management is the other option which will have all of the great aspects of the other two options, self management and agency managed, and you have the right to pay for a plan manager since you are a participant of an NDIS plan, this will make your life a lot easier.