Finance

From managing your NDIS plan to signing service agreements with providers, there is a lot to learn about and understand when it comes to handling your NDIS funds or accessing Government support. 

Financial support for people with disability

If you have a disability, mental health condition or injury, there are a range of financial assistance schemes offered by the Australian Government to support you in different ways outside of the NDIS. 

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Understanding NDIS pricing

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to participants to purchase a range of reasonable and necessary supports to increase independence and social and economic participation. Learn how NDIS funding works and how much supports cost. 

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Your first NDIS Plan

Understand what's included in the your first NDIS plan, what happens next and what to do if you are unhappy with it. 

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NDIS service agreements: what are they and do I need one?

When you have found a provider to deliver your NDIS supports, you will need to enter into a written agreement with your provider. This is called a service agreement. 

In this guide you’ll learn what an NDIS service agreement is, what it should contain, and why they are important.

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Managing your NDIS plan

One of the biggest decisions you and your family will need to make is how to manage your NDIS budget. There are a few plan management options and there is no right or wrong way – you can choose which option best suits your situation.

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Managing your NDIS funds: Plan managed

A registered plan management provider can help you manage your NDIS funds. This guide will help you understand a plan manager's role and if plan management if the best option for you. 

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Managing your NDIS funds: Agency (NDIA) managed

If you choose to have your plan agency managed, this means that the NDIA handles all payments and administration for you. This guide will help you understand what being agency managed involves and if it's the best option for you. 

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Managing your NDIS funds: Self-managed

Self-managing means that you, a family member or trusted person takes care of the day-to-day organisation of your NDIS funds. This guide will help you understand what being self managed involves and if it's the best option for you. 

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Managing your NDIS funds: Combination managed

You may choose to combine different plan management options if you want the NDIA or a plan manager to manage some parts of your budget while you stay in control over others.

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Registered vs. unregistered NDIS providers: What’s the difference?

Once you have received your NDIS plan, and have decided how you would like to manage your plan, it’s time to choose which providers you’d like to deliver the services that will help you reach your goals. During your research you may notice that there are both ‘registered’ and ‘unregistered’ providers when it comes to accessing NDIS supports. So, what do these terms mean and how do they affect your NDIS journey? 

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I have NDIS funding...now what?

In this guide you'll find information about what to do once you have been approved for NDIS funding. 

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