Everything You Need to Know and More About NDIS Plan Managers
The NDIA or National Disability Insurance Agency has been expanding and has been making sure to cover each and every Australian citizen with disability. If you are striving to become a participant, you have to understand the importance of properly managing your funding.
Being approved by the funding that you have requested from this organization is just the start of a long and overwhelming process of getting that many benefits from them. So that you will be able to utilize the funding that has been allocated to you properly and be able to access all the support without stressing a lot, you have to consider doing proper funding management seriously. If plan management is done right, your NDIS funding must be able to help you achieve your goals, enhance your life, and remove any barriers to your participation. However, you can expect to be facing some time and extra administration issues.
Usually, as you being going NDIS planning as a participant, the agency will have to be the one to take care of your funding management concerns. This basically means that the NDIA will be the one who will take care of paying the organizations and people that will be providing such services. Such service providers should be listed down as one of the providers from the approved list from the NDIA and be able to meet with the criteria for pricing even if they are with agency management. This may not be a good call on your part for a number of reasons. First, there might not be any service providers that are registered and local to you. Having someone working with you that you like and you are comfortable with and knows your history can also be another reason. And lastly, the service provider that you prefer might no longer be a suitable option because they are above your price guide.
These are just some of the many reasons why plan management is better. Once you choose plan management, do expect the best of self-management and agency management wherein someone else will do the task of filing and paying your invoices and then taking care of all of your paperwork while you still have some flexibility and choice. As a participant in NDIS, you will be provided some funding for the NDIS plan manager that you hire. One of the best things about plan management will have to be the fact that it is akin to any other service you get with some funding from the NDIS. The only different will be that it falls under the category of ‘improved life choices’. To have a better perspective about the matter, getting the services of an NDIS plan manager means that no costs will be taken from other areas required for your budget since it has no cost all to start with. Compared with getting funding from the organization where you must prove how much you need the services, with a plan manager, you just ask for it.