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Understanding my NDIS plan

Trying to navigate your NDIS plan and figure out how to use your funding is similar to learning a new language. Often, participants, parents and carers are thrown right in and are simply expected to know what steps to take next and how it all works, but Plan Hero are here to make your life that little bit easier.

We unpack your plan below, and explain the different areas of the plan, and how to understand your funding to set you up with the supports needed.

Your Plan Layout

Your NDIS plan is divided into three parts:

  • MY PROFILE: Information about YOU
  • MY GOALS: Includes short and long term goals
  • FUNDED SUPPORTS: There are three types of support budgets that are funded by your plan

Plan Extras

You plan may include extras such as stated supports, in-kind supports, quoted supports or a mobility allowance

Stated Supports – Not-flexible

Any services listed as ‘stated supports’ are not flexible. You can’t use this funding for anything else. You can’t swap ‘stated supports’ for any other supports.

In-kind Supports – Pre-paid

This means the service has already been paid for by your state, territory or the Australian government. You must use this provider as they have already received payment and will provide all services that are booked.

Quote Required

Where a support is listed as ‘quote required’ additional information such as quotes and/or specialist reports will be required before funding can be made available in your plan..

Mobility Allowance

Your eligibility for the Mobility Allowance payment ends when you receive an NDIS plan.This is because transport funding will be in your plan instead.

Budget Categories

Your plan may include funding under ALL or a combination of these seperate support budgets:

Core Supports

Your CORE SUPPORTS funding is put in place to help you work towards your long-term goals, but more importantly to help you, or the person with a disability to increase their independence and make your everyday life more accessible.

This is the most flexible budget because you can use your funding across any of the 4 support categories that fall under this category

How can I use my CORE supports funding?

Capital Supports

This means the service has already been paid for by your state, territory or the Australian government. You must use this provider as they have already received payment and will provide all services that are booked.

How can I use my CAPITAL supports funding?

Capacity Building Supports

Your eligibility for the Mobility Allowance payment ends when you receive an NDIS plan.This is because transport funding will be in your plan instead.

How do I use my Capacity Building Supports funding?How can I use my CAPACITY BUILDING supports funding?

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