How do I read my NDIS plan?
Are you looking at your NDIS plan feeling confused or thinking ‘what does this all mean?’. Whilst it can be confusing looking through your NDIS plan, we are here to make life easier!
Your NDIS plan is made of three seperate sections:
I have my NDIS plan, now what?
If you have just received your NDIS plan and have NO IDEA what to do next, you are NOT alone!
Here are our top tips to getting started:
- Go through your plan with your LAC to understand what funding you have
- Find an NDIS plan manager (if your plan is plan managed)
- Find a Support Coordinator (if you have funding under ‘Support Coordination’)
- Budget for how much you can spend
- Find appropriate supports
Understanding my NDIS funding
Your NDIS funding may consist of all or some of the three different support purposes. Within each of these ‘support purposes’ are different budget categories which will fund different types of support
We unpack these 3 main support purposes below:
How do I find appropriate supports?
Navigating long wait lists, and a long list of recommendations can be overwhelming and exhausting and sometimes it can be a bit of trial and error to find the right support that works for you or your child.
Here are our top tips of where to find trust supports near you:
Do I need a Service Agreement?
The NDIS does not require that you sign a service agreement with your providers, however it can be very helpful to have an agreement in place, especially if you are paying someone for supports.
I’m not happy with my plan, what can I do?
If you are unhappy with the funds allocated in your plan, and your feel as though your disability needs were not fairly reflected in your plan, then you can consider putting in an appeal or requesting a plan review.
First step is to contact the NDIS and discuss your options. Call 1800 800 110 or contact your LAC
Consider what type of plan review is suitable for you. Here are the types of reviews you may request:
- Full Plan Reassessment
- Plan variation
- Internal Review of a decision or appeal