You could also combine plan management options!
You may choose to combine different plan management options if you want the NDIA or a plan manager to manage parts of your budget, but want stay in control over certain services.
For example: perhaps you don’t want to deal with all the financial or administrative tasks that come with managing a plan yourself and you have chosen mostly registered providers, so you are happy for the NDIA to manage most of your child’s funds. However, the speech therapist your child has been seeing for four years isn’t a registered NDIS provider and you would like to keep seeing them. You can choose to self-manage that component of your child’s plan.
How does it work?
- Meet with the NDIA and tell them which services you’d like them to manage
- You arrange services, organise invoices and keep appropriate records for the support(s) you’ve chosen to manage
- You report to the NDIA on the amount spent on the self-managed supports, while they manage the budgets you’ve allocated to them
- More choice and control
- Freedom to choose any provider
- Can be time consuming
- Might need to pay costs upfront and wait for reimbursement
- Might need to refine your budgeting, organisational or administrative skills