How to set up your NDIS plan.

//How to set up your NDIS plan.

How to set up your NDIS plan.

There are three ways to set up your NDIS plan, and there are advantages and disadvantages that come with each.

Just quickly your options are:….

* Self Managed

* Agency Managed

* Plan Managed

It really depends on your circumstances, which way you go.

Some people even combine them – so some parts of their NDIS plan might be self managed and the rest might be Agency managed for example.

In all cases you can purchase from us in store, online, via email/facebook/phone (and pay over the phone) and we will sort it out for you.

Self Managed – means that YOU manage your access to goods and services.

# you have to pay upfront (generally) out of your own money – there are some occasions where you may be permitted to pre-order and seek reimbursement ahead of time

# you get to access goods and services from whoever you want (therapists or shops) as long as they have an ABN

# you get the goods or services straight away  (eg special needs products, occupational therapy etc)

# you then log on to the NDIS portal and put a claim in to be reimbursed -you need receipts with the business owners ABN and it must have a receipt/invoice number.  You also need to save the receipts for 5 yrs (in case you are audited).

# if you’re self managed, our receipts are NDIS friendly!  To be NDIS compliant receipts need to have our ABN and a receipt number which is what you’ll need to claim the money back.

Agency Managed – means the NDIS takes care of everything.

# you don’t have to pay out of your own money

# you don’t have the stress of having to get onto the NDIS portal

# you get the goods or services straight away

# BUT you can only access service providers and businesses that are approved NDIS service providers (like us, here at Starfish)

Plan Managed – means you have opted to have a third party manage the NDIS for you

# you don’t have to pay out of your own money

# you don’t have the stress of having to get onto the NDIS portal

# you can access any business or therapist you wish, so long as they have an ABN

# BUT you can’t have immediate access to goods and services, as you have to wait for quotes  to be approved via your Plan Manager and the funds to be deposited into our account….HOWEVER, if we receive advice from your Plan manager that the funds will be processed then we’re happy for you to take the products straight away (which reduces your wait time).

# that said, you can opt to pay upfront yourself out of your own money so you can have the items straight away (in which case you take our receipt to your Plan Manager to be reimbursed the money).

To learn how to find a Plan Manager click here.

Hope that helps get your head around the NDIS.

We would welcome any feedback or extra bits of information if you’ve learnt things along the way, as Im sure it will help everyone.

Kirstie

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