At your NDIS planning meeting, you need to choose how the funds in your NDIS plan are managed. That is, how you want your service providers and supports to be paid. Find out more about the different ways to manage the funds in your NDIS plan.
If you choose to have your funds plan-managed, you will receive funding from the NDIS in your plan to pay for this.
What happens if you choose plan-management?
If you choose plan-management, you’ll have a Plan Manager to:
- pay your providers for the supports you purchase
- help you keep track of your funds, and
- do any financial reporting for you.
Plan-management is similar to self-managing your NDIS funds, except a Plan Manager pays the bills for you. Depending on your circumstances, a Plan Manager can also help you choose your providers.
Do I have to pay extra for a Plan Manager?
You will not have to pay extra, or out of your own pocket for plan-management. If you choose to have your funds plan-managed, you can ask for this during your NDIS planning meeting.
If reasonable and necessary, it will be funded as a part of the funds in your NDIS plan.
If you choose to have your funds plan-managed, you are able to select registered or non-registered providers to deliver your services (there are some benefits to choosing a registered NDIS provider that you might want to read about). However, the Plan Manager you choose MUST be a registered NDIS provider.