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Getting started with your NDIS Plan – helpful tips
Everyone who moves from their current disability fund into the NDIS will have an NDIS plan. Each plan is unique and your plan will be based on your goals and the supports you need to help you live as well as possible. If you are moving into the NDIS, a good place to start is to think about what’s important to you. You may find the following questions helpful:
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Each plan is individual but the following key factors are common to all NDIS plans:
Once you receive your NDIS Plan you, your family or a Support Coordinator can start ‘shopping’ for the services you have been funded for.
According to the NDIS, the first plan is the entry point into the NDIS and the start of a person’s relationship with the scheme. The first plan will identify the reasonable and necessary supports required to meet immediate needs. Over time, you will move from one plan to another and your plans will change as your needs change.
The NDIS has developed three separate ‘funding categories’. There are three key categories of funding that cover the following key support requirements:
These include equipment and assistive technology, house modifications and vehicle modifications.
This is for assistance with daily life at home, in the community, education and at work; transport to access daily activities and supported independent living.
This category includes providing assistance to learn and build skills including improved daily living skills, improved living arrangements, increased community and social participation, finding and keeping a job, improved relationships, improved health and wellbeing, improved learning and improved life choices.
Our NDIS Planning Guide and Workbook will outline all the options worth considering. It also explains the process involved in creating your plan.
If you would like to have a phone conversation about your move into the NDIS, please contact our team on 1300 737 942. We can explain all the details about the support options most suitable for you. Book a complimentary consultation or email any questions to CareChoice.
If you are planning to shift to the NDIS, you will need to think about what’s important to you. Consider factors such as:
A NDIS Planning Guide and Workbook will outline all the things you need to think about and explains the process involved in creating your plan.
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