How will you know if you are in need of a plan manager?
If you want to avoid the hassle in doing all the paperwork regarding the financing of your NDIS plan, then you should consider a plan manager.
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.
So how do you get a plan management for your NDIS plan?
You need to know that every time you decide to have your NDIS plan be managed by a third party provider that is registered, you should be request it during your NDIS planning appointment with the agency or during any time wherein your plan will be in effect.
Will you benefit from plan management?
The NDIS is still processing how it will be increasing its coverage on all disabled Australians and knowing how their funds will be managed is among the decisions that these people should be making.
Having the funding approved is just the first step in a very long procedure that can be very overwhelming in some cases. That is why it is important for you to know what is best when it comes to the management of your funds because it is really essential in having the most of the funds that are approved and accessing the supports. You should see to it that your NDIS plan is working properly in order for you to have a better life, achieve all your goals, and remove the barriers to participation so consider giving it extra commitments and administration.
Agency managed funding is the default option that will be offered to all the participants of the NDIS plan. This means that it is the responsibility of the agency to provide the payment to all the group or organization that will be providing their services to the participants of the NDIS plan. And all of the service providers must be on the list of approved and registered providers by the agency.
The other option is self management – this means that you are responsible in paying the service provider who provided you with the services 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 means that you will be reimburse later on for the payment you made on the services which can be a litte hard.
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.