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Adding Plan Management to Your NDIS Plan: What You Need to Know

If you are an NDIS participant and are looking at adding Plan Management to your NDIS plan, this informative article is for you. Plan Management can help you get the most out of your NDIS funding by managing your plan's financial and administrative tasks. Here is what you need to know:



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Looking at adding Plan Management to your NDIS Plan.

What is Plan Management?

Plan Management is one of the four ways you can manage your NDIS funding. It involves appointing a Plan Manager to manage your NDIS budget on your behalf. Your Plan Manager will work with you to manage your budget, pay your service providers, and keep track of your expenses.



Why Choose Plan Management?

There are many reasons why you might choose Plan Management as a way to manage your NDIS funding. Some of the benefits of Plan Management include:

  • Increased flexibility and control over your supports and services.

  • Access to a wider range of service providers, including those who are not registered with the NDIS.

  • Reduced administrative burden, as your Plan Manager will take care of the financial and administrative tasks involved in managing your plan.

  • Improved transparency and accountability, as your Plan Manager, will keep detailed records of your expenses and provide regular reports.


How to Get Plan Management in Your NDIS Plan

If you are interested in including Plan Management in your NDIS plan, there are a few steps you will need to take:


Discuss Plan Management with Your NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

  • When you meet with your NDIS planner, make sure to discuss your interest in Plan Management. Your planner will be able to provide you with more information about the different ways you can manage your NDIS funding, including Plan Management.

Choose a Plan Manager

  • If you decide to include Plan Management in your NDIS plan, you will need to choose and engage with a Plan Manager as soon as you receive your plan. Your Plan Manager should be someone who understands the NDIS and has experience managing NDIS plans.

Include Plan Management in Your Plan

  • Once you have chosen a Plan Manager, you will need to include Plan Management in your NDIS plan. Your Plan Manager will work with you to develop a budget and ensure that your plan is set up correctly.


Adding Plan Management Click below and download our "Request for Plan Management"


Request for Plan Management
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If you want to change form Self Managed to Plan Managed now is the time.

Conclusion

In conclusion, including Plan Management in your NDIS plan can help you get the most out of your NDIS funding by taking care of the financial and administrative tasks involved in managing your plan.


By discussing Plan Management with your NDIS planner or LAC, choosing a Plan Manager, and including Plan Management in your plan, you can access the benefits of Plan Management and take control of your NDIS funding. At Simplified Plan Management, we are committed to helping our clients access the supports and services they need to achieve their goals and live their best possible life they want to live.


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