When you receive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you can choose the way you manage your NDIS funding which is provided to you by the NDIA.
You need to have an approved NDIS plan before you begin to receive the NDIS. You can find out more about how to access the NDIS and apply for a plan here.
Before your NDIS planning meeting, you should have an idea on how you want to manage your NDIS funds. This is because, depending on the NDIS funding model you choose, there may need to be allowances made in your approved NDIS plan.
Your NDIS funds can be managed by:
You can also use a combination of any of these three methods.
Within the NDIA (Agency Managed) plan option, the NDIA will pay your support providers directly on your behalf. Your support providers can then make claims on the portal for payments.
Things to consider with NDIA (Agency Managed) plans:
Under this type of NDIS plan management, you can choose any organisation who is registered with NDIA to provide you with Plan Management services.
Once you have received a service from your service provider they then give you an invoice directly or send your Plan Manager the invoice. Your Plan Manager will then pay each invoice and be responsible for claiming these funds back from NDIA.
Things to consider with NDIS plan management:
Windermere are registered with NDIA as a Plan Manager and can assist you with your Plan Management needs. Contact our helpful team for more information 1300 946 337.
You can choose to manage the finances of your NDIS plan yourself.
Under a self-managed plan, you are responsible for managing all invoices, payments and claims, and keeping accurate up to date records of all transactions.
You can make claims through the online NDIA participant portal.
Things to consider when you self manage your NDIS plan:
Did you know you can also use a combination of any of the above methods?
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