When you get an NDIS Plan, you have the option to choose 3 ways to handle the funds you’ve been allocated (pay the NDIS bills). These options include:
- Self-Management – Where you handle payments and decide whether supports fall under the NDIS rules and regulations.
- Plan Management – Where a third party “Plan Manager” receives invoices and pay bills out of the allocated funds for your plan. (Similar to how a bookkeeper would pay bills on behalf of a business owner.)
- NDIA or Agency Managed – Where the NDIA directly pays service providers on behalf of a participant. These service providers are required to be registered with the NDIA in order to claim these payments.
Many people have been confused about the rules, regulations, obligations and responsibilities when they “Self-Manage” their plans so the NDIA have done some research and come up with a self-management policy.
If your NDIS Plan funds are “Self-Managed”, we recommend that you read this policy.
If you are confused or have any questions, you can ask your Support Coordinator, LAC or the NDIA directly.
The self-management policy explains how self-management works in the NDIS. Click on the link below to go straight to the corresponding page of the NDIS website and choose which version of the guide is right for you. Again, if you need help understanding this, reach out to your Support Coordinator.