If you have just received your NDIS plan and have NO IDEA what to do next, you are NOT alone! On a day to day basis we speak to participants, carers and families who are thrilled to finally have funding but don’t know what the next steps are.
Here are 4 easy steps to help you get started with your NDIS plan:
Note: the amount of funding you have available is based on your location and will cover the full plan management fee.
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- What supports you can access
- How to budget for your plan period
- How to find appropriate supports
- How do I read my NDIS plan?
- How do I use my CORE supports funding?
- How do I use my CAPITAL supports funding?
- How do I use my CAPACITY BUILDING supports funding?
Scenario 1: Calculate your WEEKLY budget
To do this look at the TOTAL amount under each category, and divide this by the number of months in your plan, and then divide again by 4.34
Amount per week = Total Category Amount / Months in your plan / 4.34
For example: Joe has $15519.20 in Improved Daily Living Skills, and his plan runs for one year (12 months
Joe’s weekly budget = 15519.20/ 12 (months) / 4.34 = $299/week
Scenario 2: Calculate how many hours of support you can access
Use the TOTAL amount under each category, and divide this by the rate you will be charged for the supports (or use the NDIS price guide to see how much this support can be charged)
Hours of support = Total Support Amount / hourly rate or max NDIS rate
For example: Joe has $15519.20 in Improved Daily Living, and he wants to use this funding for Occupational Therapy sessions. The max. NDIS rate for Occupational Therapy is $193.99/hr Hours of support.
To calculate how many hours of support this is divide $15519.20 by the hourly rate $193.99 -15519.20/193.99 = 81 hours of therapy .
If his plan is 12 months = 52 weeks, then divide this by 52 to work out how many hours PER week you can access.
81 hours / 52 weeks in a year = 1.5 hours a week for the duration of his plan
To determine how much your NDIS support/service can charge/hr use our NDIS PRICE GUIDE – click ‘Find NDIS Prices’ link below (the tabs at the bottom of the table will help you filter by services)