Check Your NDIS Eligibility
Your Planning Meeting can be either face to face in a location convenient to you, or over the phone with a NDIS Planner or a Local Area Coordinator. During this meeting, you’ll be asked about your goals and your day to day life. This is where your NDIS Planning Workbook is helpful. You can bring along a family member, friend or advocate to support you in your planning meeting if you desire. In your meeting, you’ll also be asked to choose a Plan Management Option, which determines who will manage your NDIS Plan and funding.
You may meet more than once in order to create a plan you feel comfortable with. Once you are happy with the plan you have developed with the Planner or Local Area Coordinator, they will submit your plan to the NDIS for approval. You will be advised of the outcome soon after and will be able to start using your funding based on your approved plan.
This is an important decision which will determine who manages your NDIS Plan and funding.
You options are :
Self-managing any part of your NDIS funding or budget gives you choice and control over the people that you pay to support you. Self-management means you are responsible for requesting and paying the invoices related to the supports you have received through your NDIS plan.
A registered plan management provider manages the NDIS funding for supports on your behalf. You can receive supports from service providers who are both registered and not registered with the NDIS.
NDIS (Agency) Managed
In this option, service providers claim directly from the NDIS when a support has been provided. The NDIS will only engage service providers who are registered with the NDIS.
Once you have an approved plan, you will need to choose service providers who best suit your needs. Your Planner or Local Area Coordinator will issue you with an access code for myGov where you can then access your NDIS plan through the NDIS Participant Portal. This is also where you can see your budget, service bookings and other information related to NDIS.
You will be supported through this process by your Planner or Local Area Coordinator. Or you can choose to access one or more service providers to provide the supports approved in your plan. Otherwise, You will need to have a service agreement in place with each provider.
Feel free to speak to our friendly staff about some hints and tips on how the system works.
- Community Nursing Care
- Household Tasks/Cleaning/Gardening
- Assist Personal Activities
- Assistance with Travel/Transport arrangements
- Home Modification Design & Construction
- Personal Mobility Equipment
- Personal Mobility Equipment
- Assistive Products for Personal Care and Safety
- Innovative Community Participation
- Plan Management
- Exercise Physiology and Physical Wellbeing Activities
- Vehicle Modifications
- Vision Equipment
- Accommodation/Tenancy assistance
- Assistive Equipment for Recreation
- Hearing Equipment
- Assistive Products for Household Tasks
- Home Modification – Design & Construction
- Household tasks/cleaning/gardening
- Assistance with travel & transport
- Communication and Information Equipment
- Therapeutic Supports
- Specialised Driver Training
- Custom Prosthetics
Life is unpredictable and things can change! Your NDIS plan will be formally reviewed after 12 months, but if something changes in the meantime, you can have your plan changed to suit your needs.
Book a free personalised in-home consult to discuss your changing needs further and get the most out of your review.