The Basics of NDIS Plan Managers
Before you will learn more about NDIS plan managers as what the title promises, you have to know what plan management is. Basically, if you are an NDIS participant, you will be choosing between four options of NDIS planningfor your NDIS funds.
When it comes to agency managed NDIS planning, form the NDIS portal, it will be the NDIA that will be responsible in paying the provider and in taking care of your funds. This is eventually the most common NIDS plan management choice participants have made, about 68% of them. You call the second NDIS planning option as self-managed where you are the one getting the invoices as the NDIS participant and is in charge of paying on time. These NDIS participants have the option to pay for their invoice first and then use the NDIS portal to get their claim reimbursement. Another option that these NIDS participants can do is to claim the invoice amount that is declared by the NDIA on their portal and after that once their funds are received, they will pay them then. The third plan management option is that you call plan managed where the plan will be managed by a NDIS financial intermediary. Usually, bookkeepers and accountants take the role of NDIS plan manager where they are the ones being invoiced by the providers. A combination of the other NDIS planning options is the last option for you.
This article will focus more on plan management and now with what you can expect from NDIS plan managers. Plan management is basically a function of financial intermediary. When it comes to these NDIS plan managers, do know that they pay invoices, make claims from the NDIS portal, and receive invoices from the provider directly or from the participant. Such plan managers are also capable of giving you as the NDIS participant a monthly statement that will include a breakdown your remaining budget totals as well as a complete summary of your expenditure.
Those just mentioned above are their basic functions but these plan managers can also serve as skills builders or intermediaries to provide support to the NDIS participant. As NDIS plan managers, they must be able to make service agreements with your providers and must help in developing capabilities of self-management. Being able to explore on your many budgeting scenarios and options and in building your being financial literate are the other tasks that these plan managers do.
There are a lot of benefits to hiring NDIS plan managers. With NDIS plan managers, you can take hold of supports coming from providers that have not been registered by the NDIS. With help from NDIS plan managers, you will not use the portal of the NDIS anymore. By hiring plan managers, the NDIS can be navigated by you better and you can make the most benefit from your plan. Thanks to plan managers, they will take care of your administrative tasks while still get some control and choice like self-management.