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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is NDIS?

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a scheme of the Australian Government to fund costs associated with disability. NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) administers the scheme and NDIS Commission (NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission) oversees it.

2.Who is eligible for NDIS?

People with a "permanent and significant" disability (under the age of 65) are entitled to get funding under NDIS.Funding is allocated for any "reasonable and necessary" support needs related to their disability.

3.What type of supports are covered by NDIS funds?

NDIS funds cover the cost of supports across a wide range of areas. From daily personal activities to therapeutic support and wellbeing, NDIS provides funds for all services, which it considers necessary for the independence of the person

The funds might also support transportation, community participation and home modification costs. All the details are outlined in the plan.

4.What is an NDIS plan?

Your NDIS plan is a document about you. It outlines your life goals and aspirations. The plan document also contains a breakdown of the supports required to help you achieve your goals. And it includes the details of allocated funding too.

The NDIS plan is based on the details provided during the initial planning meeting with the Local Area Coordinator (LAC).

5.What do Local Area Coordinators do?

Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are organisations working as NDIS Planners in selected regions.

6.Can I access support to implement my plan?

Yes, you can. You can approach a NDIS planner or your Local Area Co-ordinator to fund the support needed. NDIS has provisions to add funding to coordinate support needed for implementation of a plan. Check details on our Support Coordination page.

You can also get funds to hire a plan manager. Check details on our Plan Management page.

7.Who can manage my NDIS plan?

You can manage your NDIS Plan yourself, with assistance from a nominated person. And you also have the option to choose an NDIS-registered plan manager to take care of the accounts. Whatever you want to do, discuss it with the planner during your meetings.

8.How many plan meetings do I need to attend?

It depends on individual needs. Sometimes, everything is sorted out in one meeting. And at other times, it takes longer to work out all the details. From services you need to the choice of ideal support service providers, everything is discussed during the meetings.

9.Can I choose my service providers?

Yes. You have the flexibility to choose the service providers you want. You can have one service provider for all the services you require, or multiple providers catering to different needs. Also, we have a database of caring and reliable service providers if you need help with finding a service provider.

10. What to do if I need changes?

Most times, NDIS does a yearly review of your plan, the services provided and the current situation. And you can opt for changes during the review. You can also ask to have your NDIS plan reviewed any time, and accommodate changes as per the circumstances.

11.What is Plan Management?

Plan Management is an NDIS service to make your day-to-day life easy. A plan manager will help you manage and process the invoices, and take care of the funds. A plan manager will also maintain the documents, prepare the reports and outline budget to make the best use of your funds.

12. How much will Plan Management cost me?

Plan Management is provided as a part of your NDIS plan, and it costs you nothing. NDIS will cover the expenses incurred as the management services.

13.What are the benefits of Plan Management?

Keeping track of invoices, maintaining financial records and administering the funds can be a troublesome experience. Therefore, a plan manager will make sure your invoices are cleared, maintain your paperwork or claim reimbursements (if any). Thus, you are in control of your life without the administrative burden.

14.How do I sign up for Plan Management?

It’s easy. Fill your contact details in the sign-up page and we will get in touch with you.

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