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Auscare Support Plan Management – Simple and Easy

There are 3 ways that you can manage you NDIS funding:

  1. Self-management – The NDIA provides you with funding so you can access the supports that will best help you achieve your goals;

  2. NDIA (Agency) managed funding – The NDIA pays providers on your behalf; and

  3. Plan-managed funding – The NDIA will provide funding in your plan to pay for a Plan Manager who pays your providers for you, helps you keep track of your funds and takes care of financial reporting for you.

A Plan Manager is similar to a Bookkeeper.

A Plan Manager is responsible for receiving invoices from a participant’s supports, drawing down funds from the NDIS portal, and remitting those funds to the organisation who have delivered the support service.  

Additionally, the Plan Manager will send monthly statements showing expenditures to date and remaining balances.

What are the advantages of Plan Management

Participants who choose Plan Management have a few distinct advantages:

  • You can buy supports from non-NDIS registered providers
    (like Jim’s Mowing, local community members or organisations.);

  • You don’t have to use the NDIS Portal;

  • You have a partner in navigating the NDIS and someone to help you make the most of your plan;

  • You have most of the choice and control of Self Management without the administrative burden;

  • Everyone is eligible to be Plan Managed; and

  • Plan Management is separately funded by the NDIS and is added to your plan.

How do you select to be Plan Managed?

At the planning meeting, a participant will be asked what their preferred mode of funds management is. They may specify a Plan Management provider at this point, or, alternatively, they can appoint a Plan Manager once the plan is approved.  Approximately 40% of NDIS participants select to be Plan Managed.

If you are Self or Agency-managed, can you switch to Plan-managed?

You can switch from Self or Agency-managed to Plan-managed at any time. All you need to do is follow this simple process:

  1. Call the NDIS on 1800 800 110.

  2. Tell the NDIS representative that you would like to change your funds management to Plan-managed.

  3. Inform the NDIS that you want to nominate Auscare Support as your Plan Manager

Why Choose Auscare Support as Your Plan Manager

Auscare Support has a team of experienced Plan Managers who have extensive experience in accounting, bookkeeping and an intricate knowledge of the NDIS. Backed by a dedicated and resourceful team of administrative staff, our Plan Management team can focus on managing the day-to-day tasks of managing your plan so that you can focus on achieving your goals.

Our Plan Management team will:

  • Make signing up with Auscare Support as simple and stress free as possible;

  • Send you monthly statements clearly showing all the invoices we have paid on your behalf;
  • Provide you with access to our Plan Management App powered by Careview Advantage. This App allows NDIS participants to synchronise their funding and appointments schedules with their Service Providers, Support Coordinators and Plan Managers. With Careview Advantage, Australian’s that are living with disability now have access to view their information in real-time;

  • Help you navigate the complexities of the NDIS; and

  • Be by your side to support you for the duration of your plan

At Auscare Support, we take the time to understand your NDIS Plan, your needs, and your goals. To learn more about our Plan Management service, please call 1800 940 515.

For more information about NDIS funding types, please visit the NDIS website.

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