Plan Management

Funding in a participant’s NDIS plan can be managed in a number of ways:

  1. Agency managed: This is when a participant chooses to use the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to manage their NDIS funds. The NDIA will directly pay registered providers of relevant services on behalf of a participant.
  2. Self managed: This is when a participant (or their plan nominee) manages their NDIS plan funds. The NDIS will reimburse a participant or their plan nominee directly for the NDIS supports received.
  3. Plan managed: This is when a participant chooses to use a plan management provider who will assist a participant with managing their NDIS plan funds. Sensible Care is a registered provider of plan management under NDIS.

Plan management is a type of disability service funded through the NDIS. The overarching function of plan management is to assist and support NDIS participants to manage their NDIS plan funding.

Plan management can support participants by:

  • managing and monitoring a participant’s budget
  • managing a participant’s NDIS claims and disbursing funds to providers for services delivered
  • providing regular statements to a participant to show the financial status of their plan including prompt notification of over or under utilisation
  • offering increased choice and control to a participant over plan implementation and utilisation through additional plan financial assistance.

Participants can also receive advice from plan management providers about how to best utilise their NDIS plan funding which can assist in building a participant’s financial capacity and knowledge.

When you chose Sensible Care as your plan management provider, you can access supports and services from both registered and non-registered providers for most supports.

As a registered provider of plan management services, Sensible Care fully abides by the NDIS Code of Conduct.

Sensible Care offers its plan management participants the following benefits and features:

  • Opportunity to Use registered or unregistered service providers
  • Option to hire support workers to suit specific requirements using your own networks or through online platforms
  • Option to be involved in managing your NDIS budget as much or as little as you want
  • Provision of up-to-date budget information in an easy to understand format at any time
  • We provide you with all the control of self-management, with none of the fuss or complex paperwork
  • Fast and easy changing of service providers at any time
  • Straightforward invoice and receipt management
  • Management of all claims on behalf of your service providers, so you are never out of pocket.

If you would like to learn more about how Sensible Care can help you with managing your plan and funding and make a difference, please give us a toll-free call or email us your questions and requirements and we will contact you to have an obligation free discussion.