How will you know if you are in need of a plan manager?
A plan manager can provide you with assistance on all your financial tasks regarding your NDIS plan in order for you to avoid the stress of doing all the paperwork yourself.
You will not be spending any out-of-pocket costs if you have a plan manager and you will also be granted access to better supports and services if you avail this option.
You need to know how you can get a plan management as part of your NDIS plan.
If ever you choose to have a registered third party be managing your NDIS plan, all you have to do is to request this during your meeting with the NDIS planning agency or during the term in which your plan is in effect.
How will you benefit from plan management?
You need to know that the NDIS is still processing its increase on the coverage for all the disabled Australians and among the decisions that each people should make is to know how their funds will be managed.
Having your funding approved is just part of a very long process that can be really exhausting in some point in time. It is really important for you to know you’re your funds will be managed because it is essential in accessing the supports with less stress and getting the most of the allocated fundings. Even if the NDIS plan would require a lot of commitment and administration from your part, you should see to it that you provide those in order for the plan to work properly and help you achieve all your goals, remove barriers to participation, and enhance your life.
The default option that will be offered to all the participants of an NDIS plan is the agency managed funding. This would mean that the group or organization that will be providing the participants with services will be paid by the agency. And all of the service providers must be on the list of approved and registered providers by the agency.
The other option that you can choose is self management – which would mean that it is your responsibility to pay the service providers for the services that you got under your NDIS plan. This can really be a more flexible option given that you can choose the service provider that you want, but take note that you will need to be more committed on this since you will do all the paperwork, manage the budget, and keep the payment up to date. This option also mean that you will be paying the services and get your reimbursement later on which is really not easy.
The plan management is the other option which will have all of the great aspects of the other two options, self management and agency managed, and you have the right to pay for a plan manager since you are a participant of an NDIS plan, this will make your life a lot easier.