Managing my NDIS plan

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Lynne Foreman

As a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant I am able to choose how to manage the funding for my supports.

There are several ways you can manage your plan including: 

  1. self-managed (including by plan nominee)
  2. registered plan management provider
  3. the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), or
  4. combination.  

I chose option two, to manage my plan outside of the NDIS, primarily because the NDIS portal was not working properly at the time.  

My plan management provider manages my claims and I tell them when I have a new service agreement with a new provider.  

I didn’t want to self-manage even though I am a book keeper by trade, I wanted to be able to enjoy my life without the extra work.  

I see all invoices before they are paid, they are sent for my approval. I keep track of all of the changes in support hours by using a calendar and can make sure that invoices reflect what has been delivered. 


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Lynne Foreman was one of the first participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial. Lynne met with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 2 July 2013 after being on the Disability Support Register (DSR) for more than nine years.  The DSR is a register of current needs for disability support. Having been on the register for nine years, Lynne had to manage for a long time without the level of support needed. We are thrilled to have Lynne sharing her experiences, tips and advice for navigating in the new NDIS world with us.


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