Plan Management is one of the ways that you can choose to manage your NDIS funds. There are three options that NDIS participants can choose from, they are:
What does a Plan Manager do?
If you choose to have a Plan Manager, they will connect with other service providers on your behalf. Your Plan Manager will be responsible for:
Why choose Plan Management?
Participants choose Plan Management for many different reasons based on their individual and/or family circumstances. The following table shows you the benefits of Plan Management in comparison to agency or self-management.
How do you choose a Plan Manager?
When choosing a provider to manage your plan, you could feel like you don’t know where to start or what to look for. There are a wide variety of businesses that provide Plan Management services which can add to the confusion. Types of businesses range from small accounting firms to disability service providers and organisations who specialise only in Plan Management.
The key to finding the right Plan Manager to suit your needs is to do your research. There are a number of online resources that enable people to rate disability services and Plan Managers such as clickability. Talking to other families or individuals who use a Plan Manager to get their recommendation is also a good idea as they will be able to provide first-hand experience of their chosen Plan Manager.
Plan Manager checklist
Once you have a short-list of Plan Managers that you think will suit your individual needs, this quick checklist of questions to answer may be helpful to make your final choice. Give your shortlisted providers a call or check out their websites to see how they measure up.
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