Your first plan


Exciting times! You’ve just received your first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan. Here’s what’s included.

Key points

  • Review your plan to make sure you understand everything that is included in it

  • Any funding you had previously from State or Territory Governments will stop once you receive your NDIS plan

  • You have three months to submit a review request if you are unhappy with your plan

What’s included in your plan?

Exciting times! You’ve just received your first NDIS plan. Here’s what’s included.

Once you receive your plan, it is important to read through it to make sure you understand everything that is included.

Your plan has three main parts:

Part one contains some of your personal details, such as your name, NDIS number and other details about you.

Part two outlines your short-term and long-term goals.

Part three provides details about your supports and is broken into three sections describing the different support types.

  • Section 1 outlines your ‘informal supports’ that come from your family and friends.

  • Section 2 outlines those supports that come from outside your family and friends, such as those found in your community, or are part of ‘mainstream’ systems, like a school, workplace or hospital.

  • Section 3 includes reasonable and necessary supports funded by the NDIS, the budget for NDIS funded supports and how supports will be paid for.

What happens to previous funding?

Any funding you have from the State or Territory Government stops on the same day your NDIS plan starts, so it’s important to let your service providers know when you receive your plan.

If you wish to continue receiving supports from your service provider under the NDIS, they will ask to meet with you to complete a Service Agreement. Alternatively, if you wish to change or cancel services, then your service provider can help you do this.

I’m unhappy with my plan

If you are unhappy with the plan that has been presented to you by the organisation which runs the NDIS, the National Disability Insurance Agency, you can request a review within three months of receiving the plan.

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