Who Are NDIS Plan Managers?
In short, NDIS Plan Managers are experts in the NDIS. Overall, their purpose is to offer you advice and support in all matters relating to your NDIS plan funding. In addition, NDIS Plan Managers will help you navigate your NDIS plan and assist you in maximising your financing.
NDIS Plan Managers can offer a range of services in the management of your NDIS plan. For example, they will process payments to your support providers and monitor and maximise your funding according to your needs.
Moreover, they will manage any issues with your plan concerning provider payments. NDIS Plan Managers are responsible for handling budgeting arrangements within your program.
From paying your support providers on your behalf to keeping track of your funding, NDIS Plan Managers take the financial burden off your shoulders.
By engaging an NDIS Plan Manager, all of your paperwork and book-keeping responsibilities will be managed by experts with NDIS. Additionally, NDIS Plan Managers work with you to get the most out of your funding.
Ultimately, your plan funding and budget will be taken care of by registered NDIS Plan Managers. In that case, you can even focus on the more vital things, like your support needs and achieving your goals.
What is a Registered NDIS provider?
Registered NDIS providers can be individuals, businesses, sole traders, or not-for-profit organisations.
NDIS registered providers are those who have gone through the registration process with the NDIS. In other words, they have met specific government requirements to be able to support you.
All NDIS Plan Managers within Australia need to register with the NDIS. Additionally, NDIS Plan Managers must be approved under the ‘Management of funding for supports in participant plans’ registration group in your NDIS plan to deliver plan management services.
When you engage a registered NDIS Plan Manager to manage your funding, you can choose to work with registered and non-registered support providers.
How Do You Choose an NDIS Plan Manager?
Most importantly, it would be best to choose a registered NDIS Plan Manager that you can trust. They will be responsible for handling your budget and getting the most value out of the funding in your plan.
Therefore, you need to be confident that your Plan Manager will oversee and manage your budget effectively, as this can significantly affect your plan outcomes.
To assist you in making the right choice, your LAC or Support Coordinator can suggest recommendations. Alternatively, the NDIS Myplace participant portal gives a list of registered Plan Managers in your area.
Most importantly, NDIS Plan Managers support you in achieving your goals, so you need to be happy with their service.
NDIS Plan Managers Are Here to Help!
The NDIS landscape can be overwhelming because of many aspects to consider when focusing on your support needs and reaching your goals. Engaging professional help to manage your NDIS plan will allow you to spend more time on what’s important – you.
At NDSP, our specialist NDIS Plan Managers work tirelessly to help Australians with a disability manage their NDIS plan funding.
Contact us today to have a chat and discuss how we can help you.