Are you looking for 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 need to have any out-of-pockets costs if you will hire a plan manager and this option will provide you with access on a lot of great supports and services.
You should know how you can avail a plan management for your NDIS plan.
The thing that you should do if you consider having a third party that is registered to manage your NDIS plan is to request it during your appointment with the agency on your NDIS planning or during the time that your plan will be in effect.
Will you benefit from plan management?
You need to know that the NDIS is still processing its increase on the coverage for all the disabled Australians and among the decisions that each people should make is to know how their funds will be managed.
Having your funding approved is just part of a very long process that can be really exhausting in some point in time. 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. If an NDIS plan will be working properly, it will enhance your life, help you achieve your goals, and remove some barriers to participation even if it may require extra attention and commitments.
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 organization that is providing services must meet the criteria and must be among the list of registered service providers by the agency.
The other option that you can choose is self management – which would mean that it is your responsibility to pay the service providers for the services that you got under your NDIS plan. Even if this option can give you better flexibility when it comes to the choice of service provider, this will also be a bigger commitment given that you will be doing all the necessary paperwork, spending time and effort in managing the budget and keep the payment updated. 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.