PRIDE DISABILITY SERVICES PLAN MANAGEMENT
Pride Disability Services are a registered NDIS provider of Plan Management that you can rely on where your NDIS funding is in safe hands, managed by people you can talk to in person putting your financial needs first.
Pride Disability Services provide a respectful, systematic process of gathering information from your chosen Service Providers towards the coordination of paying services on behalf of an individual.
What is NDIS plan management?
As an NDIS participant, you have complete choice and control over how your funding is managed. Your funds are allocated to you by the NDIS based on your individual circumstances for supports and services you require. This funding works towards achieving the goals in your plan.
You ultimately have three main options for the management of your NDIS funding. You can choose for your budget to be agency managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), you can manage it yourself (self-managed), or you can choose to work with a registered, independent NDIS Plan Manager, such as Disability Plan Services. We provide you with a detailed comparison of these options below.
Working with Pride Disability Services as your NDIS Plan Management provider will allow you to maintain control of your support services without the difficult administration and record keeping.
If you are new to the NDIS or are unfamiliar with what services and supports are available to you in your community, Pride Disability Services helps to facilitate the best supports for you and provide you with advice that suits your individual needs and goals.
Our team are experienced NDIS Plan Managers and know how to make the most of your funding.
Not only that but we also look after the payment of all service providers on your behalf, liaise directly with the NDIS, keep track of your spending, provide recommendations for using your budget and keep you informed of your spending with regular updates in languages you can understand.
Understanding your options
Plan Management is required to keep track of your NDIS funding. You have the option to self-manage your plan which means you are required to keep track of all receipts, submit online forms in the NDIS portal to pay service providers and track your budget.
Another option is choosing for the NDIA to manage your plan for you. This restricts you to choosing only registered providers which aren’t always the most cost-effective or preferred way of utilising your funding.
Choosing Pride Disability Services to manage your plan is the best of both options as it allows you to remain in control of who you work with but also means you don’t have to worry about the paperwork.
At Pride Disability Services, we are flexible to suit your schedule, we take the time to understand you and know the best way to manage your NDIS funding.
These are your different options for NDIS plan management and what they mean for you:
NDIA-managed or agency managed
Limited to choosing only registered NDIS service providers
You may not be able to work with your preferred service provider
Use an online portal to track your budget
Prices paid to service providers are non-negotiable
You must appoint your own support services and liaise with providers
You pay for your services directly
Extensive record-keeping is required
You must access the NDIAonline portal to complete online forms each time you pay someone
More time-consuming for you
Managed by Pride Disability Services
No extra cost to you – simply ask for additional budget for a registered Plan Management provider
We pay bills on your behalf and handle all record-keeping
We manage your budget and keep you informed of any remaining or low funds
Why choose Pride Disability Services to manage your plan?
At Pride Disability Services we are always focused on you. We are a dedicated team with lots of real-world experience and a long history of disability services. By taking the time to get to know you and understand your unique situation and specific needs, we help you to achieve what you want from your plan.
As your partners on this journey, it’s important to us that our relationship is built on trust. It’s this trust that our community has in us that means you will always feel a sense of safety and security.
Choosing to have your plan managed by Pride Disability Services comes at no extra cost to you or your NDIS budget. When you request for Plan Management at your planning meeting, additional funds are provided to you for this service.
For more information or to get in touch please call us on (03) 8060 8218