What is Plan Management?

What is Plan Management?

Understanding your options

There are four options for how a participant, or their nominee, can manage a NDIS Plan and its associated funding, and it is up to the participant, or their nominee, to decide which will be best for them and their needs. The four options are outlined below:

01

Agency Managed

This is when a participant, or their nominee, chooses to have the National Disability Insurance Agency manage their plan.

The NDIA will make the contractual arrangements and pay support providers for the participant. They will only use NDIS Registered Service Providers. However, the participant, or their nominee, are still responsible for staying within the allocated funding.

02

Self Managed

Self-managed means the participant, or their nominee, need to have the ability to budget as they are responsible for paying the invoices related to the supports received through their NDIS Plan.

Self-managing includes the participant, or their nominee, making all the contractual arrangements with the providers that are chosen to provide supports, the payment of those supports and claiming of the supports on the NDIS portal (which requires a MyGov account).

The providers a participant, or their nominee, choose can be registered or unregistered service providers. 

03

Plan Managed

Plan Managed is when a Participant, or their nominee, choose a registered plan management provider, like 101 Plan Management. It is the provision of financial management to NDIS Participants, or their nominee, by managing the financial details of the Participant’s NDIS Plan.

Registered NDIS Plan Managers can organise registered and unregistered service providers to provide services to Participants. Plan management providers organise the claiming of payments to service providers from the NDIA, processes invoices and makes payments to service providers and develops monthly statements that are sent to Participant’s or their nominee.

If a Participant, or their nominee, would like this type of assistance, please ensure it is asked for at the time of the NDIS Planning Meeting as it is a different support from NDIS Support Coordination and is approved separately.

04

Combination of options 1, 2 and 3

This is when any of the above manages different sections of a Participant’s NDIS Plan. If this option is chosen, whoever is managing a specific section of a Participant’s NDIS Plan will manage all parts of that section.

For example, if the Participant, or their nominee, is managing the social interaction section and two support services provide the support for this, then the Participant, or their nominee, will find the providers, negotiate costs, time and so on with them, and sign the service agreements with both of them.

What is an ‘NDIS Provider’?

Anyone that provides a service to a person that has a NDIS Plan is known as an NDIS Provider (or they work for an NDIS Provider).

There is no need to be a ‘registered provider’ to deliver services (unless otherwise stated, as there are exceptions).

Providers do, however, need to comply with certain rules under the NDIS Act 2013, which depend on circumstances and may include:

For Staff:

》Possessing relevant clearances for their state (these will be changing over the next 12-18 months to be national clearances)

》Qualifications or experience relevant to their field

》Completion of the Worker Orientation Module

》Completion of the COVID-19 Training

》Compliance with the NDIS Code of Conduct that applies to all businesses and their staff

》They must have a complaints process / policy in place

For Businesses & Sole Traders:

As per For Staff plus…

》ABN as a minimum

》Public Liability Insurance (minimum $10 million)

》Professional Indemnity Insurance (min $10 million)

》Other insurances such as Commercial Vehicle Insurance (particularly for support workers transporting clients), etc

》Relevant accounting software (to ensure professionalism and ATO compliance)

The NDIS Act 2013 incorporates Consumer Law, ATO Law incl GST Act, Disability Act, Aged Care Act, Privacy Act, as well as others and reputable providers will have a good understanding of these laws.

At 101 Plan Management, we assist our clients in finding good quality providers, and then manage the working relationship with that provider going forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to use 101 Plan Management?

Nothing! Plan Management is covered by the NDIS. Plan Management funding is always Agency Managed

Is it easy to sign up with 101 Plan Management?

It sure is! Simply download our Service Agreement, complete and return it and you’re all done.

What is an NDIS plan?

An NDIS Plan includes the information you provide to your Local Area Coordinator (LAC), ECEI Partner (Early Childhood Early Intervention) or Planner, as well as details of the different types of assistance needed for you to achieve your desired outcomes. It will also outline how much funding has been allocated to each area of the plan.

What does the NDIS cover?

The NDIS will cover a range of services, depending on your individual needs, the outcomes you wish to achieve, and whether they see the service as “reasonable and necessary”. These services could include things like health and personal care, transport, accommodation or involvement in education, employment and the community.

Am I eligible for the NDIS?

This is decided by the NDIS on a case-by-case basis. The best place to start is the NDIS website.

Can I change my NDIS plan?

Yes – but you will need to request a plan review from the NDIS.

Contact Us

We connect with participants, and their family or nominee, by providing appointments in person, by telephone or via Zoom.

Call us:

0472 600 686

Email us:

hello@101planmanagement.com.au

Send us some mail:

PO Box 988
Strathalbyn SA 5255

 

Connect with us on socials:

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM

Click here to read our privacy policy.

Click here to download our service agreement.

To discuss your NDIS requirements, please fill in your details below and click ‘Submit’.

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0472 600 686.

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Contact Us

We connect with participants, and their family or nominee, by providing appointments in person, by telephone or via Zoom.

Call us:

0472 600 686

Email us:

hello@101planmanagement.com.au

Send us some mail:

PO Box 988
Strathalbyn SA 5255

 

Connect with us on socials:

Send us a message:

To discuss your NDIS requirements, please fill in your details below and click ‘Submit’.
Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0472 600 686.

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Our opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM

 

NDIS Provider No:
405 000 9040

Click here to read our privacy policy

Click here to download our service agreement.

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