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.

What you need to know about the Disability Support Pension

The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is funded by the Australian Government to support people with disability who can’t work full time. It is a complicated process to claim the DSP, and advocacy groups for people with disability say it does not support people in the way that it should, but for those who can access it the DSP can be a source of stable income support.

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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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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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What can I spend leftover NDIS funds on?

Occasionally, you may reach the end of your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan with some funding remaining. While this is not uncommon, you need to be aware that funds that are not spent cannot be rolled over into a new plan. So what can you do instead? We’ve listed some ideas for what you can spend your leftover NDIS funds on.

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Your questions about transport funding answered

Funding for the specific transport needs of people with disability is included in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) but exactly what the funding covers and how to use it can be confusing. To help with the confusion we’ve made a list of the main questions around transport funding and brought together information from a range of sources to answer your questions.

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Who can help?

There are a number of professionals who can help you work through the different aspects of NDIS funding and Government support, so you can make the most of your budget.

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Plan Support

Support services to help you manage the planning and funding allocated under NDIS.

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Professional Services

Professional services to help you out with support such as early intervention or financial advice.

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Life Skills

Services to teach you skills to help make choices in your everyday life and to participate in the day to day activities of your home.

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