What is NDIS Plan Management?
Funding provided under a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan is there to support people with a disability (and those who care for them) to live their best life by achieving the goals they set.
The NDIS recognises that individuals have different needs and goals, and gives people choice around the support they needed to live the life that they want.
Just as important as the funding itself is the way in which that funding is managed.
You want to make sure that your child/person in your care is getting access to all of the support and resources available to them under their plan.
The right style of management will also ensure that your funds are working for you, your goals and your budget.
Plan Management options
When it comes to managing your NDIS funding, there are three options:
» Self Managed
The NDIA provides you with funding so you can access the supports that will best help you achieve your goals.
» Agency Managed
You choose the service providers you want from the NDIS registered provider list and you organise the support your child/person in your care needs directly with them. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) then pays providers on your behalf.
» Plan Managed
A registered plan management provider can find and organise support for you, pay service providers, take care of the paperwork, and work with your service providers to decide how and when your child/person in your care gets support. The NDIS adds extra funding to your plan if you decide to engage a Plan Manager, so paying for the service doesn’t eat into the funding for your supports.
You can also choose to have a combination of the above options for various types of support.
Johnny H Plan Management
Johnny H is an NDIS registered provider and can manage your NDIS plan for you.
As your Plan Manager, Johnny H can:
» Pay your providers for the supports you purchase.
» Help you to keep track of your funds. The Johnny H Plan Management app makes it super easy to do this from your phone.
» Take care of any financial reporting for you.
» Depending on your circumstances, Johnny H Plan Management can also help you choose your providers.
Basically, you can do the same things as if you were self-managing except Johnny H pays the bills for you!
Funding for Johnny H Plan Management is allowed for separately and does not come from the same pool as the funding for your supports.
How to choose Johnny H Plan Management
For those who are newly approved for an NDIS Plan, choosing Johnny H to manage that plan is straightforward.
Regardless of which style of plan management you are using now, you can change the way your plan is managed at any time — either at your next plan review or beforehand by request.
Simply complete the form below and our team will be in touch to discuss your situation and advise you on the next steps.